BY: Lambert Atsivor | Voltaonlinegh.com |
A Member of Council of State, representing Volta/Oti regions, Mr. Francis Albert Nyonyo has extended support to some health facilities in the region as part of efforts to combat the Corona virus pandemic in the country.
Mr. Nyonyo through his charity organization, the Nyonyo Foundation on Tuesday donated sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies worth GHC100,000 to the Ho Teaching Hospital and the Anloga District Health Directorate, in his home district.
The items which were presented on his behalf by the Member of Parliament for Anlo, Mr. Kofi Humado through the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa include, hand washing facilities with gallons of Alcohol based sanitizers and liquid soaps, Disposal N95 and Surgical Masks, Infrared Gun Thermometers, Video Laryngoscope, Contec Patient Monitor and Contec ECG Holter, all ISO certified.
Mr. Humado in a brief remark said the severe impact of the pandemic on the country’s healthcare system required the support of all stakeholders, which the Council of State Member was no exception.
“The Council of State Member believes that health personnel are our soldiers in the fight against COVID-19,” hence the donation was to equip them to adequately combat the pandemic.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Letsa on his part said the donation was timely, as it would augment government’s supplies to the facilities to contain the situation. He however, entreated the public to strictly observe the necessary safety protocols to curb further spread of the disease.
Dr. Lord Mensah, Acting Chief Executive of the Ho Teaching Hospital, described the gesture as a morale booster, saying “PPEs are very essential in service delivery. So whenever when we receive such donations, they boost our morale to do our best for all patients.”
He thus expressed gratitude to the Council of State Member for reaching to them in this challenging era of COVID-19 and assured the items would be put to good use.
Similar Support to Oti Region
Meanwhile, Mr. Nyonyo has hinted of extending similar donations to health facilities in the Oti region. Speaking in later interview on ‘Egbenyawo’, a current affairs programme on Ho based Tosh 103.9 FM; the Council of Member said his office was making arrangements to reach out to the new region with medical supplies and PPEs in the coming days.
He also used the opportunity to entreat all and sundry to practice good personal and environmental hygiene in order to curb the spread of the pandemic.
So far, ten persons have tested positive to COVID-19 in the Volta region and are currently receiving treatment at designated isolation centres.