Safaricom PLC will give front line health workers 12GB worth of data bundles, 600 voice call minutes and 2,000 SMSs every month as they struggle with the fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The giant telecommunication company said it will offer 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical government healthcare workers for the next three months as the country grapples to flatten the covid-19 curve.COVID-19: Safaricom
Safaricom will also install an 100 Mbps Internet Connectivity at Afya House for the National Command and Control Centre in efforts to curb the deadly virus.
Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Airtime Support will include a one-off bundle comprising of 50GB data, 3,500 voice call minutes and 10,000 SMSs to 15 members to aide handling of the fund activities.
“The gallant front line healthcare workers are our first line of defence against the pandemic and their dedication to serving the country has helped slow down infections within our communities,” said the company’s CEO Peter Ndegwa.
The new chief executive said this commitment is part of their initiatives that are currently valued at Sh6.5 billion to support their customers. safaricom-to-give-front-line-health-workers
“We are cognizant of the challenge ahead of us and our purpose as an organisation is clear, to keep our customers connected and support Kenyans in whatever way we can,” Ndegwa added.
Safaricom has also launched other initiatives to support Kenyans during these abnormal times including waiving of transfer fees on amounts not exceeding one thousand shillings to reduce the spread of Covid-19.