The Presbyterian Church of Ghana begun providing free food for frontline health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Tema General Hospital and the Ga East Municipal Hospital. Over the next seven days, the church will provide lunch every day for 300 medical staff working the three health centres designated for managing COVID-19 cases in Ghana..
Each hospital will receive 100 pieces of packed meals comprising ood, water, beverage and fruits for dessert, estimated to cost GH¢30 per pack. The intervention by PCG will support government’s efforts to control and manage the spread of the virus in Ghana.
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Rt. Rev. Joseph Obiri Mante and leadership of the church presented the first delivery of the lunch to medical staff. Rt Rev. Mante hoped the gesture would motivate frontline health workers to discharge their duties effectively at a time when invaluable services were most needed.
The Moderator encouraged health workers to discharge their duties selflessly and diligently, promising that the church would continue to support them with prayers. He called on Ghanaians to continue praying, even as everyone complies with advisories provided by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The Greater Accra Regional Director of Health Services Dr. Charity Sarpong received the lunch package and thanked PCG for its thoughtfulness. Dr. Sarpong said it meant a lot for workers to receive such kindness and support. She also appealed to benevolent individuals, institutions and the public to support the health institutions.