A group of 40 individuals has mobilised funds to purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other essential logistics to support Keta Hospital’s fight against Covid-19.

This move is to augment efforts by the government, private sector and other stakeholders towards dealing with the outbreak.

The items included infra-red thermometer guns, protective clothing, hand sanitisers, tissue, detergent, multipurpose spray, nose masks, goggles, Veronica bucket, handwashing sets and disposable medical gloves.

The project was coordinated by retired civil servant and former chairperson of the Public Services Commission of Ghana Bridget Katrsiku, CEO of FC Beauty College and FC Beauty Klinik and National Treasurer, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Grace Amey Obeng, CEO of Traffix Restaurant Bella Ahu and founder and CEO of Mckingtorch Africa Makafui Awuku.

These benefactors are all alumni of Keta Senior High School and had, during their time in the school, received medical treatment from the hospital.

36 other friends, associates and organisations joined in the mobilisation leading to the purchase of the items worth GHC25000.

Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Keta Government Hospital Administrator Emmanuel Aforbu stated that this is one of the largest donations they have received to support the hospital towards the fight against Covid-19 while expressing gratitude for the support from Friends of Keta Hospital.

The coordinators of this donation stated the importance of all hands being on deck regarding the fight and explained that central government alone cannot provide for all the needs of health institutions and that the only way we can win this fight is if we all join hands and support the fight in one form or another.

The group encouraged indigenous, organisations and private individuals to keep supporting the fight as most of these items are single-use and run out quickly in hospitals.

They also urged citizens to keep maintaining reasonable social distance, washing hands with water and soap, using sanitisers, wearing nose masks, staying home and developing solutions where they can as the country grapples to overcome the outbreak as soon as possible.