Lions Club International District 418, Ghana, donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) and the Ga East Municipal Hospital. The gift was the clubs contribution to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

The gift package included the following:

  • 200 overall gowns
  • 100 surgical gowns
  • 100 safety goggles,
  • 100 surgical masks
  • 100 face shields
  • 14 infrared thermometer guns
  • 30 refillable 700ml automatic dispensers
  • 15 units of 25-litre alcohol sanitising gel
  • 84 powder-free gloves
  • 41 nitrile disposable gloves
  • 14 N95 nose masks

In remarks made at the giving event, District Governor for District 418 Ghana Lion Helen Maku Obeng said the support was part of the club’s humanitarian commitments. Lion Obeng said the club was reaching out to support because of the surge in the pandemic situation, and noted that it was important to put in place measures to manage the situation.

CEO of the University of Ghana Medical Centre Dr Darius Osei received the gift package and noted that the support had come in at the right right. Dr. Osei explained that several of equipment and supplies used in managing infectious disease are constantly in demand because they were consumable supplies, which meant they have to be disposed off after single use.

Dr. Osei thanked the Lions Club District 418 Ghana for the support, which he noted would go a long way to ensure safe practices and observance of safety measures at the centre. He further assured the donors that the PPE would be diligently to serve their intended purpose.

The Medical Superintendent and Family Physician at the Ga East Municipal Hospital Dr. Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah received the PPE package for Ga East Municipal Hospital and thanked the donors as well. Dr. Oduro-Mensah reported that infections of younger persons had increased and so it was important for youthful individuals to take the needed precaution to avoid getting infected:

In the past, we thought it was only older people who were dying of the disease, but now we see younger people also dying.

Dr. Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah
Medical Superintendent and Family Physician
at the Ga East Municipal Hospital

Witnesses at the giving ceremony at the University of Ghana Medical Centre included Past District Governor for District 418 Ghana Lion Dr. Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu, cabinet members of District 418 Ghana and the staff of UGMC.

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Verified and Entered in the Aistiphi Gazette
BY NAOMI PALME