Koforidua Regional hospital receives PPEs


Frontline Health workers at the Koforidua Regional hospital has received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support the fight against Coronavirus.

The items estimated to cost GHc15,000 include surgical gloves, hand sanitizers, veronica buckets, detergents and toiletries, was also donated to the East Akyem Municipal Hospitals.

Donated by the United Kingdom Chapter of the Ghana Nurses Association, Former Public Relations Officer of the GNA-UK, Nana Kwame Opoku Acheampong noted that the items would ease the challenges the frontline workers face in the wake of the virus.

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According to him, health workers need constant supply of the PPE to avoid the reuse of the same equipments.

He said health workers using the same PPEs are at a larger risk since they come into contact with at the health facilities.

Member of GNA-UK, Georgina Kodua however appealed to manufacturers of PPE to sell the items at a lower cost so everyone can afford, for protection against the virus.

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She commended Reniel Foundation Ghana for their immense contribution to the Association, calling on government to waive taxes to spread the virus.

In her remarks, Deputy Director of Nursing Services and Public Health, at the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, Helena Darkua Asare thanked the association for their kind gesture.

She cautioned Ghanaians to seriously adhere to the precautionary measures to fight COVID-19, and therefore appealed to other organisations to support health workers.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo |

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