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Monday, September 14, 2020
Emergency Plus Medical Services (E-Plus) Receives Donation of 5 PortableIsolation Chambers, worth € 58,000 From The Switzerland Government toSupport Covid-19 Pandemic Response
E-Plus is playing critical role in the response and containment of COVID-19 in the Country. The government ofSwitzerland donates 5 Portable Isolation Chambers to support efforts to reduce risk of contamination during patientevacuation.
Nairobi, Kenya, Monday 14th September 2020: The government of Switzerland has todaydonated five (5) portable isolation chambers to Emergency Plus Medical Services, E-Plus in aneffort to support safe evacuation of all infectious patients. In this pandemic, E-Plus is playing acrucial role in the response and containment of COVID-19 in the Country. Recently, E-Pluspurchased 2 new portable isolation chambers and the new five units will help to increase capacityfor safe evacuations.“This donation could not have come at the ideal time like now. Our main priority lies in ensuringsafety for our patients during evacuations as well as keeping our first responders safe fromCOVID-19 infections. The donation of these special chambers will increase the options availableto E-Plus in supporting government efforts against the spread of COVID-19 as well as otherhigh infectious diseases like Ebola.” E-Plus Managing Director, Susan Ng’ong’a said.
She added that the adoption of the isolation chambers will mitigate and reduce the risk ofcontamination and infection hence creating a safe working environment for the ambulance crewas well as the patients.“Ambulance services are most crucial in ensuring safe evacuation and transportation of patientsfree of contamination and today’s contribution from Switzerland arrives in time to allow E-Plusto provide effective and the most efficient way of evacuating patients of communicable diseaseslike COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.” said Kenya Red Cross Society Deputy SecretaryGeneral, Dr. Idris Ahmed.“E-Plus is very grateful to the people and Government of Switzerland for their generous supportto our operation”.Switzerland Ambassador, H.E. Amb. Valentin Zellweger lauded E-Plus for their meticulous workin the pandemic response. While handing over the five portable isolation chambers, said that theunits will play critical role in reducing contamination since they work in both negative and positivepressures.“The government of Switzerland is glad to continue its partnership with Kenyans through today’sdonation of the five portable isolation chambers to the Emergency Plus Medical Services. Through this, the government of Switzerland is emphasising the crucial role that the health workers andparamedics are playing in the fight against COVID-19. These units are designed to function inboth negative and positive pressures, hence ideal to reduce the rate of contamination to both theambulance crew and other people.” He said.Mr. Zellweger lauded the work of done by the Kenya Red Cross and E-Plus towards reduction ofmortality and morbidity rates in the country while emphasising the need for continuouscooperation.E-Plus paramedics and ambulance operators have undertaken thorough training on the applicationof the previously acquired Portable Isolation Chambers to ensure professional handling of thepatients.E-Plus continues to play a critical role in addressing pre-hospital care in the country while activelypursuing innovative approaches in the health system. Recently, E-Plus embraced innovation andlaunched a telemedicine platform, eDoc where patients can access clinical services virtually.The handover session was witnessed by E-Plus members of the board led by the E-Plus Chairman,Dr. Abbas Gullet, MBSAbout E-PlusE-Plus is the largest private Emergency Medical Services and pre-hospital care provider in the Eastand Central Africa, with 128 fleet of superior, fully equipped state-of-the-art ambulances, mannedby highly qualified paramedics and experienced in pre- hospital care. The company is owned bythe Kenya Red Cross Society. www.eplus.co.ke.
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