By MWAKWAYA RAYMOND
The Rotary Club of Mombasa Downtown joined hands with other clubs in the Coast region to donate covid19 protective gears to health workers in isolation centres in Mombasa.
The gesture came at a time when statistics shows increase in covid19 infections to health workers in the country.
Receiving the protective kits from the rotary family on behalf of the governor Hassan Joho, the Mombasa County Executive of Healthy department Hazel Koitaba appreciated the work of Rotarians in the region especially during this trying moment.
“This is the time that true service to humanity is tested and for now I can ascertain that Rotarians in Coast have excelled”, said Hazel.
Speaking on the side lines the incoming President of the Rotary Club of Mombasa downtown Pina Mwalukumbi said that through the Rotary covid19 emergency response team rotary clubs have enhanced their synergies to with an aim of mitigating the covid19 impact.
“It is no doubt going by the Ministry of Health daily report that Mombasa is the most affected County in the Coast region and more aid from corporates and community service organisations is required” added Pina.
On the other hand Mr. Oreu Lugogo who was representing the Rotary Emergence Response team chairman DG Joe Otin said that the Rotary year is coming to an end this month and District 9212 wants to finish strong by helping in the fight of this global pandemic.
He added that team managed to hand over 70 protective goggles, 70 pieces of disposable shoe covers, 70 pieces of disposable coveralls and seven boxes of disposable latex gloves through the County government to the isolation centres.
Earlier in the month the rotary family had donated over two thousands food hampers to poor families in Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa counties.