Intravenous Infusions Ltd (IIL) donated a million liters of IV fluids to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). The major gift was will boost the COVID work of Noguchi Institute and nine other COVID-19 centres across Ghana. A Director of Intravenous Infusions Mr. Samuel Appenteng remarked that, as an indigenous Ghanaian company, it was prudent for Intravenous Infusions to support the work that Noguchi and other testing centres were doing for Ghana. Mr. Appenteng acknowledged and appreciated the efforts and sacrifices of frontline workers and others stakeholders playing key roles in Ghana’s ten testing centres.

To carry out its testing work, Noguchi Institute needed some 176,000 liters of IV fluids between June and August. Intravenous Infusions decided to provide Noguchi with sufficent supplies of IV fluids to last the remainder of the year. The company further pledged to replenish the supplies in the event that Noguchi ran out.

Director of Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR) Prof. Abraham Annan received IV fluid supplies and was grateful for the significant support from Intravenous Infusions Ltd. Prof. Annan described the IV fluid as a key component used in sample testing for COVID-19. He said Noguchi would continue to give off its best to support Ghana’s fight against COVID-19. Head of Virology Department of Noguchi Prof. William K. Ampofo further explained that IV fluid is used to dilute sputum samples, which are mostly mucus, before testing is done.

Credits: | Jamila Akweley Okertchiri