The Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has presented items and a cash amount of GH¢ 10,000.00 to the Isolation Center at the Pentecost Convention Center in the Greater Accra Region.
The gesture at a brief ceremony is to support medical and psychosocial to asymptomatic COVID – 19 patients and it includes 200 boxes of face masks, 480 handles of sanitizers, 3000 bags of sachet water, 1000 packs of toilet rolls, 200 packs of sanitary pads.
The rest are 200 pieces of Baby Diapers, 150 plastic chairs, 350 pieces of plastic buckets, 2 microwaves, 200 pieces of sponge, 500 pieces of sponge, 500 pieces of bathing soaps and 500 pieces of disposable cover all.
Presenting the items, the Greater Accra Regional Minister Mr. Ishmeal Ashitey said, the move is part of the Regional Coordinating Council frantic effort to come to aid of the Isolation Center and explained however that, the presentation is under the mandatory obligation of his outfit.
He therefore urged the management and staff of the Isolation Center to judiciously and prudently use the items for the primary purpose and again called on the public to continue to observe the COVID – 19 protocols in their respective jurisdictions.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, therefore called on other institutions emulate the example of the Regional Coordinating Council to support all stakeholders to fight the COVID – 19 pandemic without collective effort.
Receiving the items, the Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Greater Accra Dr. Charity Sarpong expressed her profound gratitude to the Regional Coordinating Council for their support in cash and in kind adding that the items have brought relief to all the patients to access the facilities.
She hinted that, the Pentecost Convention Center have a bed capacity of 1500 and can be expanded to 2000 for future expansion, adding further that a total of 1632 COVID – 19 cases have been admitted out of which 1352 are from the Greater Accra Region, Central, Easter, Western and Oti Region with a total recoveries of 1469.
“The PCC have 105 health staff and 175 non health staff and have worked fervently in caring of COVID – 19 patients’ across the said regions” she added.
By: Ben LARYEA/Africa News Network