MTN Ghana donated protective face shields, gloves, coveralls, infrared thermometers and disinfectants to Ejisu Government Hospital, KNUST and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, all in Kumasi in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. The donated equipment will boost the capacities of the beneficiary hospitals to manage COVID-19 cases.

Speaking at separate giving events, General Manager in charge of MTN Northern Business District Mr. Nii Adotey Mingle said MTN Ghana was committed to resourcing hospitals to help stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through providing hospitals with personal protective equipment (PPE).

Nii Mingle appealed to other organizations in Ghana to join the effort and support government to fight the pandemic. Pointing to incidences of first, second and third waves of the pandemic in many countries, Mr. Mingle explained the urgency in taking radical action to contain the spread of the pandemic in Ghana.

The Director of Nursing Services at KATH Ms. Georgina Afua Sam received gift package for KATH and thanked MTN Ghana for the support. Ms. Sam he said the donation had come in at a good time and would be invaluable to the hospital. Ms Sam encouraged other institutions to assist KATH and other hospitals across Ghana because of the sheer burn rate of PPE.

Kumasi South Hospital and Fomena District Hospital, both in Ashanti, are also scheduled to benefit from MTN Ghana’s assistance program. This will bring to 29 the number of hospitals across Ghana to benefit from the assistance program.