Seven Health facilities have received personal protection equipment valued at GHS48,696 to help fight against the Coronavirus disease.
The items include 100 gallons of hand sanitizer, 5,000 pieces of surgical nose mask, 9,000 pieces of surgical hand gloves, 40 gallons of liquid soap, and 50 gallons of disinfectant.
Others were 1,200 fabric face masks, 7 infrared thermometer and 420 bundles of tissue paper.
Donated by the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation, the items are for onward distribution for stakeholders within the ten host communities of Newmont Ahafo Mine.
At a presentation ceremony, Chairperson of Board of Trustees of NADeF, Monica Nkrumah said it was imperative for the foundation to support health institutions in Asutifi North District and Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.
She said that she hoped that the items would be effectively managed in order to prevent the spread.
She therefore urged the managers to put the items to good use in achieving the intended purpose.
Board Chairperson of the foundation noted that since the inception of NADeF, it has offered scholarships to 10,114 Senior High School (SHS) and tertiary students.
She said “the Foundation has a strong belief that society develops through the building and development of its human capital”.
In addition, 130 infrastructure projects were also provided within the ten host communities to help improve access to social amenities.
The projects include establishment of Colleges of Nursing and Health at Ntrotroso and Yamfo community, and construction of a recovery ward at Yamfo health centre, 16 ICT blocks and five teacher’s quarters.
Receiving the items, the Asutifi North District Director of Health, Foster Nyarko thanked NADeF for the donation and their invaluable contribution to healthcare delivery within its operational enclave.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com