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Health News of Thursday, 18 June 2020

Source: thefinderonline.com

Coronavirus: Golden Star Ladies Club presents preventive items to Prestea Huni-Valley Health Directorate

Golden Star Resources Bogoso Prestea Ladies Club on June 12, 2020, presented some preventive items to the Prestea Huni-Valley Health Directorate to help fight COVID-19.

The items, which would be distributed to some four health facilities within the company's operational areas; namely, Brakwaline Health Centre, Bogoso Health Centre, Himan Health Centre and Prestea Government Hospital, are to augment the other donations the mother company has already made.

Currently, in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality, where their outfit operates, there are 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Prior to the confirmed cases, Golden Star Resources Bogoso Prestea Limited (GSBPL) had temporarily released a facility to the Prestea Health Directorate to be used as a holding centre for those suspected to have contracted the virus within the company's operational areas.

They also provided more personal protective equipment (PPE) for the frontline health workers in the Prestea Huni–Valley Municipality.

Presenting the items at the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly, President of the Ladies Club at GSBPL, Makki Rashida Iddrisu stated that, their donation was to augment the consumables the health facilities got from their mother company.

"This is in our own small way to complement what Golden Star, the mother company, has already done", she said.

Rashida Iddrisu further expressed that "as mothers, we live in the communities and we know what is going on; we see the health facilities; we send our children there and we know how the facilities are. So we came together to contribute this to help the fight against COVID-19.

The Prestea Huni–Valley Municipal Health Director, Mr Emmanuel Kofi Tamakloe, who was elated to receive another consignment from a group within GSBPL, thanked the ladies, saying "these are some of the things the health facilities need in this fight against the disease. They are consumables and so we need more of them."

The preventive items presented were 48 gallons of liquid soap, 36 gallons of bleach and 20 gallons of hand sanitizer.

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