Nairobi — HACO industries has donated over 500 Amara Antibacterial sanitizers to Mama Lucy as part of measures aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Haco Regional Sales Manager Nairobi Ramadhan Omar said that this part of the firm's effort to support the workers who are currently at the frontline in fighting the pandemic.
"HACO industries has embarked on a project to help curb the spread of coronavirus by donating sanitizers to vulnerable communities, hospitals as well as the county governments so that we can continue to keep communities safe in their homes and institutions," said Omar.
One of the doctors at Mama Lucy Musa Mohammed while expressing his gratitude on the donation said that the sanitizers will be shared amongst the health workers at the facility who interact with patients at the facility.
"We are glad to receive these hand sanitizers from Haco and this will go along way in supporting our workers who deal with almost 800 patients on a daily basis," said Mohammed.
Hacco has already donated the hand sanitizers to hospitals such as Coast general in Mombasa, Kitui, Nakuru among others.
Last month, HACO industries partnered with East African Breweries Limited (EABL) to manufacture Amara Antibacterial sanitizers which will be distributed for free to vulnerable communities and citizens to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The first batch, HACO mentioned that it will provide EABL with 100ml, 200ml and 5-liter sanitizer packs.
Kenya on Thursday recorded 147 cases of COVID-19 raising the tally to 1,618.
Following the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in the country, the Government has urged Kenyans to frequently wash their hands or use sanitizers as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).