Despite attempts by government to provide health facilities across the country with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the issue of inadequate PPE still remains a challenge.
Various health facilities including the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have called upon corporate organisations and private individuals to provide more PPE to augment government’s efforts.
In a bid to help address this, MTN Ghana has committed to supplying PPE to five hospitals in the Ashanti Region.
Per the arrangement, three of the hospitals have received the support while the other two will receive their packages later.
The hospitals that received the PPE include Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital and Ejisu Government Hospital.
The items include coveralls, gloves, methylated spirit, contact-lenses thermometers and face shields.
Presenting the PPE to the hospitals, the General Manager in charge of MTN Northern Business District, Nii Adotey Mingle expressed the company’s resolve in helping authorities to contribute to curtailing the spread of the virus in the country.
He noted that MTN is determined to support health facilities with various resources to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
He added that the company is seeking to support various hospitals across the country as part of their contribution to fighting the pandemic.
At the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Georgina Afua Sam, the Director of Nursing Services who received the items on behalf of management of the facility stated that the items supplied them will significantly help protect staff of the facility from contracting COVID-19.
She says the provision of PPE is a major need and as a result, the items could not have come at a better time.
Madam Georgina Afua Sam used the opportunity to call on other institutions to support them in diverse ways especially with respect to provision of personal protective equipment.