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General News of Saturday, 16 May 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Foreign Affairs ministry donates coronavirus medical supplies to Ghana Health Service

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Friday, May15 donated some medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to aid health workers in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The items which were presented by the Deputy Minister Charles Owiredu, was facilitated by Ghana's Mission in China with support from both the private and public sector in China.

Charles Owiredu lauded the Ghanaian Embassy in China for taking up such an initiative to help the country to combat the Coronavirus which has halted the globe.

"May I at this point, and on behalf of the honourable Foreign Minister, commend our Embassy in China for this laudable initiative and for facilitating the speedy arrival of these much needed medical supplies, which will no doubt go a long way to augment the efforts of governments to fight this pandemic."

“The Ministry, and that matter, the Government of Ghana, is sincerely grateful to all the Chinese companies that contributed to this donation. We are particularly grateful to Tianyun Manganese, the parent company of Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) for generously donating more than half of these medical supplies on display here today,” he stated in his address.

The Minister also urged Ghanaians to continue to observe all the safety protocols put forward by the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health.

"Though the government continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment in the fight against the pandemic, we all have a collective responsibility to ensure full control or total eradication of the virus. It is thus, vital that we continue to adhere strongly to the protocols of enhanced hygiene, social distancing, wearing face masks, among others, that have been put in place by the health professionals for our own safety." Charles Owiredu concluded.

The donated items include ventilators, KN95 and surgical nose masks, goggles, surgical gloves, isolation gowns, medical shoe covers, gun thermometers disinfectants, and wipes.

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