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Health News of Friday, 27 March 2020

Source: GNA

WVG provides PPEs to support covid-19 fight in Sekyere East

The Sekyere East Cluster Office of World Vision Ghana (WVG) has donated a number of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support the fight against CONVID- 19 in the Sekyere East District.

The items included boxes of N95 respirators, goggles, face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets, detergents as well as information and communication materials on the disease to help create public awareness.

Mr. Francis Gumah, Cluster Manager speaking at the presentation ceremony, said the gesture was to help strengthen the district health directorate to ensure safety of health workers and other front line staff working to control the spread of the disease.

It was also to assure the health workers and all the people in the area, that WVG was with them in the promotion and delivery of quality health care, especially in rural communities.

“This gesture by our outfit is to augment the efforts of the government and the Ghana Health Services in ensuring the protection of health workers themselves as well as the prevention of the transmission of the COVID-19 in the healthcare setting,” Mr Gumah said.

Madam Mary Boatemaa Marfo, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere East, who received the items on behalf of the health directorate, praised WVG for the timely intervention to support the covid-19 fight.

She said the enormous and continuous support by WVG especially in the areas of health, agriculture and food security, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection among others, had help promoted socio-economic development among the people in the District.

Madam Marfo urged the people to continuously pray for the nation and observe all the preventive measures outlined by the government and the Ministry of Health in order not to contract the virus.

Mr. Justice Ofori Amoah, District Health Director, said the gesture was a great motivation to health workers and other frontline staff in the fight against the spread of the disease.

He assured of the judicious use of the items and said training programme was already underway to equip health workers in the District to properly educate the people on the dangers of the disease and how they could protect themselves from contracting it.

The training would also help them identify symptoms and provide quick response measures to prevent further spread in the country.

Mr. Patrick Adam, Health Project Officer of the WVG Cluster, urged the health workers to always take precaution in the handling of suspected patients to help protect themselves and others who came in contact with them.

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