The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation, has presented sanitary items to the Central Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service to support the coronavirus fight.
The hygiene products include 150 veronica buckets with stands, 840 bin bags, 1000 nose masks, 1500 liquid soaps, 2000 hand sanitisers and paper towels among items.
The Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, who received the items on behalf of the people of the Central Region, expressed his profound gratitude to the GNPC Foundation for meeting the region at its point of need as they execute measures aimed at keeping the Region COVID19-free.
The Regional Director of Health, Dr Akosua Owusu Sarpong, on her part, described the act as a ‘timely intervention’.
She further assured that, following their needs assessment of hospitals, markets and other public spaces, the items would be fairly distributed across the region to serve as many people as possible.
“I call on other government agencies to emulate the efforts of GNPC Foundation by joining forces with the various Regional Health Directorates and the Ghana Health Service to effectively fight off the spread of the virus in Ghana,” she said.
Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr Dominic Eduah reaffirmed GNPC’s commitment to supporting campaigns aimed at highlighting safety and health of Ghanaians.
“We remain committed along with everyone doing their bit to ensure that the threats of this virus are kept at bay and people are protected against getting infected,” he added.
Also present during the brief handing over were the Deputy Regional Minister, Thomas Agyei Baffour and the Paramount Chief of Elmina, Nana Kodwo Conduah VI.