The commander in chief of Ghana Armed Forces and the first gentleman of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and the Regional Coordinating Council through the Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie (MP) and the Regional Coordinating Council have donated millions of Ghana cedis and personal protective equipment to the Ahafo Regional Health Directorate.
The MP for the area, Mr. Evans Opoku Bobie presented the items on behalf of the president and the coordinating council.
He said (12,000) pieces of nose masks, three thousand and forty (3,040) hand sanitisers, twenty thousand (20,000) hand gloves among others will be distributed among all the health workers within the Six Districts in the region, namely, Tano North, Tano South, Asutifi North, Asutifi South, Asunafo North, Asunafo South and their respective conurbations.
The faith of humanity at this era of Coronavirus Pandemic depends on our front line health workers.
The Ahafo Regional Minister on behalf of the Coordinating Council, presented a cheque amount of forty thousand, six hundred and forty (Gh40,640.) Ghana cedis to the health directorate to support their work.
He said “Ten thousand, one hundred and forty Ghana cedis will be used to feed persons who have contracted Covid-19 in the Ahafo Region, thirteen thousand Ghana cedis will also be used for drugs and other immune boosters to help the patients while the remaining amount will be used to purchase other important equipment to support and protect all the health workers in the region.”
The Ahafo Regional health Director, Dr Boakye Boateng expressed his appreciation to President Akufo-Addo and the Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council for such a great support to the entire health workers in the region.
He assured the minister the PPE’s will be fairly distributed to all the health facilities in the Ahafo region.
South Africa has become an epicentre of the Covid 19. It is now the eighth most affected Country globally, with its cumulative number of cases 298,292 exceeding that of the United Kingdom which is 290,137.
The Ahafo Regional Health Director, Dr. Boakye Boateng advised the the general public to obey all the Covid-19 protocols such as handshaking, wearing of nose mask particularly, when leaving home, avoid touching of mouth, nose and eyes with unclean hands.
He emphasised the need for people to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as keys, mobile phones, remote controls and doorknobs This according to him will help defeat the Coronavirus Pandemic globally.
Source:Francis Agyapong Nimpong