The Safaricom Foundation has donated various medical equipment to St.Mary’s hospital and Mary Rice Centre in Kibra through its Ndoto Zetu initiative.
St. Mary’s hospital, which has been facing difficulties in attending to patients in a catchment area of 2,000, received incubators, ultrasound machines, delivery beds, hospital beds, microscope, sanction pumps, waiting room chairs and shelves all worth Sh500,000.
Mary Rice Centre Kenya, which takes care of 80 children living with disabilities in Kibra, received therapy equipment valued at Sh300,000.
Financial Services, Safaricom PLC, Mahkor Solanki, (L), assisting Occupational therapist, Esther Ndung’u to vertically position a standing aid for Vivian Ayuma, (C).
Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation said that through the equipment, the facilities can achieve the much-needed early intervention to avoid maternal deaths and also ensure that children with disabilities acquire life skills that make them independent.
In the last two months the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu has donated equipment worth KES 7.1 million to 19 health facilities across the country.