MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on Monday met with his constituents to assess their preparedness to combat the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, the MP said the meeting took place at the “Battor Catholic Hospital had in attendance: the District Health Director and her staff; Medical Superintendent of the Battor Catholic Hospital; Doctors; Nurses and members of our special Coronavirus Task Force.”

“I took the opportunity to donate cartons of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets, face masks, disposable gloves and assorted paper towels to be used by frontline health workers at all 29 health facilities in North Tongu.”

Read his full post below

This afternoon I convened a very fruitful meeting to assess my beloved North Tongu Constituency’s Novel Coronavirus preparedness.

The meeting which was held at the Battor Catholic Hospital had in attendance: the District Health Director and her staff; Medical Superintendent of the Battor Catholic Hospital; Doctors; Nurses and members of our special Coronavirus Task Force.

I took the opportunity to donate cartons of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets, face masks, disposable gloves and assorted paper towels to be used by frontline health workers at all 29 health facilities in North Tongu.

I assured the amazing health professionals that their request for Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs), gum boots, shields, goggles and infrared thermometers would be personally delivered before close of week.

We also conducted a tour of our improvised isolation centre which we hope to complete in a couple of days.

The meeting graciously accepted my offer of compensation for the task force and an insurance package for the team of five which includes a doctor and three nurses responsible for providing care at the isolation centre.

We remain hopeful that pronouncements at the national level will trickle down and soon manifest in districts outside the capital such as ours, for all health professionals everywhere in Ghana deserve our attention particularly at this time of tremendous sacrifice on their part.

Let us all do what we can to defeat COVID-19.

#NorthTonguRising