Chopper flies over KNH with ‘God Bless Medics’ message
By Vincent Kejitan
| April 21st 2020
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on Tuesday sent a special
message to all medics in the country, asking God to continue blessing the work
of their hands.
Through a chopper that flew over several estates in the
city, KDF lauded the work of health workers during this difficult period as
they take care of Coronavirus patients.
This gesture was warmly received by KNH CEO Dr Evanson Kamuri
who said that all medics were uplifted by the message.
“We appreciate KDF for the thoughtful gesture of an aircraft
Fly-by over Kenyatta National Hospital with a ‘GOD BLESS MEDICS
“Our healthcare workers are honored and encouraged by the recognition of their role fighting COVID-19. ASANTE SANA,” wrote the KNH boss.
KDF added: “From One Soldier To Another! We salute Kenya's
Online, many lauded the move by KDF to honour medics but
said the government should do more in terms of improving their working conditions.
In recent weeks doctors have raised concern that they are at
risk of contracting the virus due to lack of proper Personal Protective
On Monday, the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and
Dentists Union (KMPDU) thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for his appreciation of
health workers and welcomed his directive to the Ministries of Health and
Public Service to develop a welfare package to cushion medics.
The union also thanked local industries for their efforts in
production of PPEs but said some do not meet the required standards.
“The suit failed the leakage test and the manufacturers
promised to improve quality.
“We caution that even as we look into our local industry…standards
of occupational safety and health should be strictly adhered to,” read the
statement in part.
KMPDU also requested the government to streamline its communication channels as far as testing of medics is concerned and to avail the results within 48hours.
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