The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essential items to Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ajumako District Hospital and two  polyclinics in the Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District. The gift package from ADB is is the part of the bank’s investment to equip hospitals and clinicsto enable them manage coronavirus cases. Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank Dr. John Mensah noted that health professionals were putting their lives at risk to save us, which made it necessary for us to also support them and give them the encouragement that we are with them in these difficult times.

Dr. Mensah explained that although government was putting in several measures to flatten the curve of the pandemic, the bigger responsibility rested on citizens to take necessary safety precautions at all times. Dr. Mensah said the grave impact the pandemic was having on on economic and social activities called for everyone to take action by strictly following all public health advisories and protocols especially, wearing face masks, observing social distancing and frequent hand-washing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers.

The statement from ADB reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to assisting government and the health institutions to find a quick solution to the pandemic so Ghanaians can return to their normal lives. The board of ADB had already approved GHS1 million dedicated to the bank’s effort to fight the pandemic.

Deputy Central Regional Minister Mr. Thomas Agyei Baffour thanked ADB for the much needed assistance. Mr. Baffour noted that the donated equipment would boost the morale of the doctors and nurses to give out their best in helping people affected by the virus.

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