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Regional News of Thursday, 28 May 2020

Source: Dorcas Aba Annan, Contributor

ADRA support hospitals combatting coronavirus pandemic

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has donated medical supplies worth over one hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHS150,000.00) to some selected hospitals at a ceremony held at the Ga East Municipal hospital in Accra today.

Items donated include 500 medical overalls, 500 pieces of protective goggles, 8,500 pieces of facemasks, 500 pieces of gloves, 80 pieces infrared thermometers and 10 medical boots. Also donated were 65 gallons of hand sanitizers, 100 packs of bottled water and 1,200 boxes of soya milk.

The beneficiary hospitals included the Ga East and Suntreso Government hospitals which are holding centres for COVID-19 patients in Accra and Kumasi, and the Ghana Adventist Health Service.

Presenting the items, Dr William Yaw Kpakpo, Country Director for ADRA said the donation is an expression of love and appreciation to the dedicated and sacrificial health workers.

President of the Northern Ghana Union Mission, Pastor Kwame Kwanin Boakye, who presented the items said the Adventist Church is committed to supporting the government and the Ghana Health Service in their fight against the disease indicating that the church had earlier donated 100 thousand Ghana cedis to the COVID-19 Fund last month and was also spending time praying.

The Medical Director for Ga East Municipal hospital, Dr Ebenezer Oduro Mensah and the Administrator for Suntreso Government Hospital, Mr Samuel Dodzi, received the items on behalf of their facilities while the Director for the Ghana Adventist Health Service, Dr Paul Amo Kyeremeh received that of the Adventist hospitals.

In their response, Dr Oduro Mensah said this items will go a long way to support patient care.

He assured Ghanaians that the country was doing quite well in the fight and needed the support of both the government and private sector to win the battle.

The Suntreso Administrator was equally happy to receive the items and said the protective gears had come at the right time as they were needed by the health workers.

ADRA’s donation to the health facilities was sponsored by ADRA International/Africa, Southern and Northern Ghana Unions of Adventists, Hope Channel Ghana, Valley Life Company Ltd, Lan T Soya Milk Company and the Adventist Medical Stores.

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