As part of its commitment to support efforts to flatten the Covid-19 pandemic curve, Prime Bank has donated KShs. 2 Million to the Rotary District 9212 Emergency Response Team on Monday, 27 April 2020.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Prime Bank Head Office, Bank’s Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani said the Bank has so far pledged to donate KShs. 13 Million to help fight the pandemic.
Mr. Jani said through the Banking industry Covid 19 response team, two ventilators will be delivered to hospitals and a further KShs. 2 Million to MP Shah Hospital to support medical efforts during this unprecedented period. “As a corporate citizen, we have joined hands with Rotary District 9212 Emergency Response Team and other community based organizations such as Hindu Council of Kenya, Giants Group of Nairobi, East Africa Swaminarayan Temple, and Ramarghia Youth Association among others to support venerable families during this Pandemic,” he added.
Rotary District 9212 Governor Mr. Joe Otin on his part said the donation will go a long way in ensuring the District Response Team’s initiatives are implemented.
“A fundraising kitty by the Response Team has raised over KShs. 7, 000,000.00 with more funding coming through. With funds raised, more than 1,000 families have received food packs. Each pack will sustain a family of five for about three weeks,” noted Mr. Otin
Rotary District 9212 has also set up 500 hand-washing stations in 15 counties with over 1 Million hand washes facilitated. 200 water tanks are currently being deployed in 11 Western Counties, while a further 950 will be deployed in the next two weeks in 10 other counties. In Ethiopia and South Sudan, similar efforts are underway.
The ceremony was presided over by the Chairman of Prime Bank, Dr. Rasik Kantaria, Mr. Joe Otin, Rotarians Dr. Geeta Manek, Dr. Joe Kamau, and Dr. Rakhee Kantaria among others.