– MFA Press
CAS Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hon. Ababu-Terrah Namwamba today received medical supplies worth Ksh 25 million from the Qatar Government to help in the prevention and mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic.
While receiving the donation at the Ministry Headquarters, CAS Ababu said the donation will go a long way in the figh against the pandemic and will further enhance ties between Kenya and Qatar.
Hon Ababu further underscored the support the Kenya government has so far received from the government of the State of Qatar since the outbreak of the disease, describing it as “tremendous and in line with the global solidarity urged by UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierez and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanon”.
The supplies included 30 ICU beds, 3 ICU ventilators with humidifiers, 10 suction machine, 10 cardiac monitors, 5100 PPE overalls, 3500 face shield, 6250 N95 masks, 200 infrared thermometers and 200 5ltr alcohol sanitisers, among others.
CAS Ababu particularly applauded the Qatar Government for the fact that a good percentage of the supplies had been procured from local manufacturers, adding that this was in sync with the “Buy Kenya Build Kenya” vision of H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking at the brief ceremony, Amb of State of Qatar to Kenya H.E Jabor bin Ali Al-Dosari committed that Qatar will continue working closely with Kenya and provide support in the fight against Covid -19