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General News of Saturday, 11 April 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor

Coronavirus: Five MPs in Western Region support Effia-Nkwanta Hospital with PPEs


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Five Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region have donated a number of items valued at 40,000 cedis and physical cash of 10,000 cedis making 50,000 cedis to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital to curb the spread of deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

The MPs were; Hon. Joe Ghartey, Member of Parliament for Essikadu-Ketan and Minister for Railways, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Member of Parliament for Takoradi who doubles as the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, Member of Parliament for Effia and the Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. Joe Mensah, Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim and Member for Sekondi, Hon. Andrew Agyapa Mercer.

The items donated to the hospital included; 20 Veronica buckets, 100 pieces of PPEs, 100 pieces of disposable aprons, 100 boxes of nose masks, 100 pieces of head nets.

The rest were; 100 boxes of groves, 100 pairs gumboots, 100 pieces of safety medical goggles, 580 bottles of hand sanitizers and 20 cartons of bottle water.

Making the presentation to the management of the Hospital, the MP for Takoradi Mr. Okyere Darko-Mensah said that the decision to donate to Effia-Nkwanta was to equip the facility to become more resourceful to the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Mr. Darko-Mensah, therefore emphasized that, apart from the donation to the hospital, the individual MPs have made similar donations in their various Constituencies.

In an interview with GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwesimintim, Mr. Joseph Mensah indicated that they (MPs) earlier decided to donate to the entire Region and later changed that decision to concentrate on Effia-Nkwanta because it was the last stop hospital in the Region where referrals were taken to.

Mr. Joseph Mensah, however, exhorted the public not to downplay the danger COVID-19 poses to our lives but rather adhere to the directives of the President to stay home as well as observing hygiene protocols.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the management and staff of the facility, the Medical Doctor, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil thanked them for the kind gesture and pledged to utilize the items to achieve it intended purpose.

Dr. Tambil said a lot of thinking and discussion has gone into the selection of the items, adding that each of the items were very useful to the fight against the killer Coronavirus.

He, therefore, applauded Government for instituting certain measures and incentives to motivate the Health Professionals in the discharge of their duties.

So far Ghana has recorded 408 confirmed cases with 8 deaths.

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