The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority has started the dispersion of re-usable face masks to poor school going children in primary and high schools.
Mwiki Primary School in Nairobi County was the among the first recipients. The school is one of the learning establishments with the most noteworthy understudy populace in the country.
It got 4,320 bits of face masks to cater for the 3,991 children who are learning in the school.
Kemsa acting CEO Edward Njoroge said 637,407 face masks will be dispersed to schools in Nairobi and its environs this month.
This is because of the high predominance of Covid-19 revealed inside the area.
Nairobi County will get 34,641 masks for children under six years, 57,723 for those matured between 6-12 years and 48,648 for a very long time or more.
Murang'a County will get 39,869 for children under 6 years, 43,980 for children matured between 6-12 years and 84,003 for a very long time or more.
Kiambu County 90,600 for children under 6 years, 60,914 for 6-12 years and 96,469 for a very long time or more.
Kajiado region, which is likewise inside the Nairobi Metropolitan territory, will get 50,936 masks for children under 6 years, 6,670 for children matured between 6-12 years and 22,954 for a very long time or more.
Njoroge said the Authority is working to guarantee opportune conveyance of the remainder of the face masks to the focused on schools.
"We have gotten a conveyance plan from the Ministry of Health for the remainder of the Counties and we will assume our part of guaranteeing that the wares are appropriated quickly to the keep going mile dependent on stock accessibility," he said.
The CEO expressed that the Authority will be responsible in offering data to the Ministry on the stock status as dispersion advances.
"We stay to be the Logistics supplier of decision completely dedicated to improve the nature of medical services for all Kenyans, he focused.
While dispatching the dispersion program, Education CS George Magoha said the conveyance of reusable face masks will be done to students in schools with high enrolment, schools in casual settlements and extraordinary schools.
Magoha said the Education Ministry had vowed to supply free launderable face masks to schools cross country to help Covid-19 counteraction.
"The public authority is focused on giving quality and impartial education simultaneously defending each kid's entitlement to education, wellbeing and security," he emphasized.
He was joined by Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi, among other senior authorities from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education..
Mwiki Primary School Principal Joseph Kamau offered his thanks to Ministry of Education and Kemsa through the MoH for the positive offer of choosing the school to run the dispatch program.
"Indeed, even as you dispatch the program countrywide, I feel favored that you have picked our school and I need to ask that KEMSA gets more noteworthy to permit us have a working relationship even later on," Kamau said.
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