Safaricom has offered front line health workers 5,500 free airtime to help them fight the pandemic situation. The airtime is to help them communicate; call and use internet data for the next three months.
The airtime is in data, sms and calls; 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs.
Each health worker will receive 12GB of data, 600 voice call minutes and 2,000 SMSs per month topped up to their individual lines. The list of workers to receive the offer will be provided by health ministry.
Safaricom also offered 100 Mbps internet connectivity at Afya House for the National Command and Control Centre.
This comes after health secretary Mutahi Kagwe requested communication support for the pandemic response teams. Safaricom has been in the frontline to help fight Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement from Safaricom its stated that Safaricom is committed to keep the country connected during this period.
“The initiative, which is part of our commitment to keep the country connected during this period, will see Safaricom provide connectivity resources and airtime to the Ministry of Health, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and front-line health workers both at the national and county levels,”