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Regional News of Monday, 11 May 2020

Source: GNA

Coronavirus: West Gonja Assembly presents medical items to Health Directorate

The West Gonja Municipal Health Directorate has taken delivery of various medical items including Personal Protective Equipment to enhance service delivery at health facilities in the area in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The items, which include 10 megaphones, 10 infrared gun thermometers, 29 waste bins, 2,200 nose masks and a bale of materials to be used for sewing nose masks for members of the public, were presented to the Health Directorate by the West Gonja Municipal Assembly.

Mr Jibril Saeed Muhazu, West Gonja Municipal Chief Executive, who handed over the items to the authorities of the Municipal Health Directorate at Damongo, said the Assembly was working to procure 10 poly tanks to be mounted at public places to store water to enhance hand washing.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipal Assembly has distributed a number of Veronica buckets and hand sanitizers to various groups, and has provided support in carrying out public education campaigns in the municipality.

Mr Muhazu reiterated the Assembly's commitment to promote the health and well-being of its people and lauded the relentless dedication demonstrated by health professionals in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

He entreated the Municipal Health Director and the workers to continue to be dedicated saying, "Even though what we have presented is not enough, the assembly will continue to support you whenever resources are available.”

Hajia Fuseina Sulemana, West Gonja Municipal Health Director, who received the items, expressed appreciation to the Municipal Chief Executive for the support adding that many of the 26 health facilities in the municipality would benefit from the items.

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