BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has gone to the aid of the Keta Municipal Hospital, following an urgent appeal by management for Personal Protective Equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the area.
The former President in a swift response to the SoS call, had 40 sets of PPEs donated to the facility on his behalf by a delegation led by former Chief of Staff, and chairman of the NDC’s COVID-19 Technical Team, Mr. Prosper Bani on Monday.
The items comprise, hand gloves, surgical and nose masks, gum boots, hand sanitizers, soaps, gowns, among others.
Professor Margaret Kweku, a member of the NDC Technical team and the parliamentary candidate for Hohoe, who spoke on behalf of the former president, thanked the frontline health workers for their hard work and sacrifice.
She said the former President was presenting PPE to health workers across the country and the Volta Region has not been left out. She reinforced the NDC flag bearer’s recommendation for the urgent need to build medical research centers and urged her colleague health workers to stick to the protocols for staying safe.
She also reminded the general public to adhere to the preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic and further encouraged local tailors to sew more face masks for distribution to all Ghanaians.
Mr. Prosper Bani on his part said the fact that the Coronavirus infections have crossed the One thousand mark means that citizens should take the President’s directives for the prevention of the disease seriously and be responsible. He therefore called on all to put away their partisan colours and support the government’s to fight against the deadly virus.
Medical Superintendent of the Keta Municipal Hospital Dr. Antoinette Akua Ekuban, who received the items, thanked the former President’s delegation and promised that they will go a long way to help protect health workers in the fight against the Coronavirus.
She also commended the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Regional Health Directorate, Keta Municipal Assembly, the Member of Parliament for Keta and all donors for supporting the hospital to fight COVID 19.
Other members of the delegation include Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa MP for North Tongu, Mr. Henry Ametefee, NDC Regional Chairman and Mr. Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpe NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Keta.