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Coronavirus: NDC parliamentary candidate leads medical experts to sensitize Jomoro residents

Dorcas Affo-Toffey's exercise forms part of efforts to curb further spread of the virus


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Correspondence from the Western Region

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, has began sensitisation in the area to educate residents on the deadly coronavirus.

The dreaded Coronavirus is wrecking havoc across the globe. There has been some level of public campaign and awareness creation on the virus in some parts of the country but very little in that regard, in the Jomoro Constituency.

This worrying development has necessitated some action from the NDC Parliamentary Candidate of Jomoro who has began embarking on public education and awareness creation on the preventive measures against the killer virus.

Constituting a team of medical experts to assist her with this exercise, the NDC PC for Jomoro started her public education on the preventive measures for Covid-19 on Thursday, 19th March, 2020.

Herself and her team commenced the exercise from Tikobo No.1 market where some nurses in her team educated market women and children on the proper way of handwashing.

With 6 Veronica Buckets for handwashing stationed at vantage points in the Tikobo No.1 market with at least two medical professionals at each station, education for market women began with demonstration of the proper way of handwashing.

She also distributed 50 ml hand sanitizers to market women for protection against Covid-19.

Day two of her campaign took her to the various radio stations in the Constituency to educate the people about the virus.

On New Day FM, her team of medical professionals educated listeners on the deadly Coronavirus and ways of preventing the spread.

Key amongst the points raised by the medical professionals on the preventive measures was keeping proper personal hygiene, avoidance of handshaking and avoiding crowded places.

There was public education also on West FM in Elubo. She also donated hand sanitizers, 200 packs of nose masks and 200 packs of gloves to the various security services in the area and these were the beneficiary security services; Fire service, Police service and Ghana customs and Immigration service.



The team also educated Elubo market women on covid-19 as well as the proper handwashing techniques.

Four handwashing centres were set up in Elubo at vantage points for the public education on proper handwashing.

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, she led her medical team to educate the good people of Jaway Wharf about the virus.

Dorcas Affo-Toffey who is also a philanthropist donated alcoholic-based hand sanitizers, nose masks, hand gloves to the residents.

She provided the community which is also a border town with Veronica Buckets.

Security personnel at the Jaway Wharf border were not left out. She, therefore, took the opportunity to encourage them to adhere to the President's directives.

In an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate expressed worry over the deadly virus and prayed to God to have mercy on the world.

She urged the residents to adhere to government's preventive measures and asked them to pray earnestly to God.

She was optimistic that very soon the deadly Coronavirus would stop spreading.

She, therefore, called on other benevolent organizations to join the campaign against the virus.

She commended the media for the active role they were playing in the fight against the virus and urged the media to continue to create awareness about the virus.



Some residents who spoke to the Western Regional Correspondent expressed satisfaction about the initiative.

They stated that before the candidate's intervention, alcoholic-based hand sanitizers and other preventive items became their headache.

They said they were finding it very difficult to get some of the alcoholic-based hand sanitizers to buy.

They, therefore, promised to apply the preventive items to avoid contracting and spreading the deadly Coronavirus.

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