Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber donated a consignment of PPE to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to help protect the doctors, nurses and other medical personnel working on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus. The package included face masks, disposable gloves, disposable gowns and coveralls, protective goggles, shoe covers, head covers, face shields, slippers and gummy boots.

Presenting the items, CEO of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber Mr. David Ampofo remarked that COVID-19 had really turned every aspect of life on its head and required the collaborative effort of all stakeholders to successfully reduce the impact of the disease. Mr. Ampofo said the oil and gas industry was a leader in health and safety and the industry was happy to be able to support governments efforts at combating COVID 19.

Dr. Daniel Asare received the PPE package on behalf of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and thanked Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber for the timely assistance. Dr. Asare said the comprehensive range of PPE and supplies provided would be of immense benefit to the Infectious Diseases Unit of the hospital.

The chamber represents the shared interests of companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production and oil field services in Ghana. Members include Tullow Ghana Ltd, Kosmos Energy, Anardarko Ghana, Aker Energy Ghana Ltd, Vitol Upstream Ghana Ltd, ENI Ghana, MODEC Production Services Ghana JV, Subsea 7 Volta Contractors Ltd, AGM Petroleum Ghana and Cirrus Energy Ltd.