The Ghana Nurses Association (GNA)-UK Chapter donated GHS15.000 worth of hand sanitizers, surgical gloves, veronica buckets, detergents and toiletries to frontline health workers at Koforidua Regional Hospital and East Akyem Municipal Hospital to support the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana.
Mr. Nana Kwame Opoku Acheampong, former Public Relations Officer of Ghana Nurses Association UK said the resources provided were to help address some of the challenges frontline workers faced in managing the pandemic. Mr. Acheampong explained that health workers needed a constant supply of PPE to avoid re-using the same PPE to their own risk and to the risk of patients and others health workers come into contact with in health facilities.
Mrs. Georgina Kodua, Member of GNA-UK, appealed to manufacturers of PPE to consider selling products at lower costs that are affordable to ensure that everyone could protect themselves and others. Mrs. Kodua also called on goverment to waive taxes on PPE to help stop the spread of the virus. She commended Mr. Richard Nelson Mandela, Founder of Reniel Foundation Ghana, for his immense contribution to the Association and called for more support from organizations and individuals in Ghana and within the Ghanaian ‘diaspora.’
Deputy Director of Nursing Services Public Health, at the Eastern Regional Health Directorate Mrs. Helen Darkua Asare received the gift package on behalf of health workers thanked the GNA-UK for the kind assistance.
Credits: GNA | Millicent Tamakloe