Co-operative Bank of Kenya on Monday announced Sh100 million donation towards COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Committee for purchase of ventilators in the fight against coronavirus in the country.
“This is a critical moment for our country Kenya. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time, particularly in the effort to source critical life-saving medical supplies and equipment especially ventilators that are in short supply globally.
“Co-op Bank is honoured to support with a key CASH contribution of Sh100 million, preferably to be allocated towards purchase of critical ventilators,” the bank CEO Gideon Muriuki said in a statement.
The bank also appealed to other corporate institutions and Kenyans of goodwill to join hands and support the government in the fight against COVID-19.
Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the National Treasury to set up the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund which would be used to mobilize resources for emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.