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Health News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: Oscar Johnson, Contributor

KBTH, KATH receive medical supplies for Coronavirus

Two leading hospitals in Ghana, Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals have both received medical supplies worth GHC 9,950.00 to protect health workers in their fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The items, presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Ghana (IET, GH), included 10 Veronica buckets, 200 face masks with screen, 10 gallons of sanitizers, 20 gallons of liquid soap, 4 infrared thermometers, 20 jumbo tissues and 12 packs of surgical gloves.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the Director of Administration, Mr Munir Alhassan, said the items could not have come at a more opportune time.

He expressed the hospital’s appreciation to the members of IET, GH and said the hospital’s treatment centre and staff would benefit immensely from the items provided.

He said the fight against Covid-19 is a collective battle which requires support from all quarters adding, “the frontline health worker can defeat this virus largely from the support from backliners. Support from the Institute of Engineering and Technology and other corporate bodies is the push we need to overcome this pandemic”, he added.

Presenting the items, the President of IET, GH Engr Atta Sonno said “the Covid-19 has hit every sector of the economy hard and requires the collaborative effort of all stakeholders to successfully reduce the incidence of the disease.

He said “the institute remains committed to helping improve healthcare in Ghana” and was happy to be able to support the government’s efforts at combating Covid-19.

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