The Ga East Municipal Hospital at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region has received essential medical supplies to aid the fight against Covid-19.
The 100 bed-capacity facility has been managing some cases which require an adequate supply of personal protective equipment and other materials.
Political volunteer group, Professionals for Change (P4C) made the gesture to ease the burden of front liners in their bid to save lives.
The timely supply of Personal Protective Equipment and others is expected to empower the front line health workers to treat patients admitted to the facility while demonstrating the need for all to commit towards the national efforts towards the Covid-19 fight.
Head of the Municipal Hospital, Dr Ebenezer Oduro Mensah, describes the intervention as timely.
“While it will enhance work at the facility, it is also motivating that such young professionals are determined to contribute towards ending the coronavirus disease,” he said.
He added that “it is not possible to physically determine that someone has the disease just by looking at the person, therefore, people should endeavor to wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer among others as part of the preventive measures.”
He entreated people to adhere to the protocols put in place by the government.
The items, which were valued at GH₵27,000 and procured through the benevolence of members of the group, includes 300 pieces of disposable gowns, 200 pieces of nose masks, and 20 cartons (20,000 pieces) of examination gloves.
It also includes 20 gallons of hand sanitizers, 50 gallons of liquid soap and 20 gallons of bleach.
The Treasure of the P4C, Prince Opoku Edusei, who led the presentation of the items, explained that “we are encouraged to donate particularly to this facility because of the given record number of cases it handles as well as encouraging the number of recovery cases from the disease”.
P4C is a voluntary group of professionals from various backgrounds who work to promote the ideals and objectives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The group currently has a total membership of close to 500 including lawyers, medical practitioners, and accountants among other professionals.