Safaricom Commits 195TB of Data, 10 Million Voice Call Minutes, 33 Million SMSs To Health Workers Fighting Covid-19

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Front line health workers in the Covid-19 fight will receive a monthly bundle of 12GB data, 600 voice call minutes and 2,000 SMSs from Safaricom for free in the next three months.

Cumulatively, this will amount to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs.

In a statement on Monday, Safaricom also said that it will avail connectivity resources and airtime to the Ministry of Health, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and frontline healthcare workers both at national and county levels.

The package will be topped up to the individual lines of the Covid-19 frontline workers as identified by the Ministry of Health.

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Ministry of Health at the Afya House will receive 100 Mbps Internet Connectivity for the National Command and Control Centre in the fight to safeguard health.

The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Airtime Support will include a one-off bundle consisting of 50GB data + 3,500 voice call minutes + 10,000 SMSs to 15 members to assist in the smooth running 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,” Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said.

“We not only want to appreciate the great work they are doing, but also facilitate their communication as they continue discharging their duties.”

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