In support of government’s efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, telecom operator AirtelTigo has donated 200 pieces of veronica buckets to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for distribution to public hospitals across the country.
Mr Prince Sarpong, the Chief Information Officer of AirtelTigo, presenting the items, commended the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service (GHS), frontline medical staff and other stakeholders for the initiatives made to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease to save lives.
“We hope that this donation will also help reinforce the message that the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service has been stressing on the importance of washing hands under running water,” he said.
This was contained in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr Michael Sarpong Bruce, the Media Relations Person, AirtelTigo in Accra.
He said through the Telecom Chamber, the company was broadcasting messages by the MoH and GHS to educate customers and the public via SMS and social media platforms on how to stay safe from contracting the virus.
The telecom company was also routing all calls to the COVID-19 emergency numbers at no cost to the public, the statement said.
Mr Sarpong said: “In addition to that, we have zero-rated GHS website that provide COVID-19 awareness and safety protocols and uploaded GHS and MOH jingles on our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platform.
Besides that, we broadcast COVID-19 related notifications every day on our Customer App and also build customer awareness via End of Call Flash Notifications.”
Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister of Health, who received the donation on behalf of government, expressed gratitude to AirtelTigo for the kind gesture, the statement said.
“We appreciate what you have done so far. Despite this donation, AirtelTigo has been facilitating our efforts to get our COVID-19 education materials for the public. We are grateful for your support,” he added.
AirtelTigo is a dynamic and innovative brand providing a wide range of telecommunications services including; mobile voice, data, mobile financial services and business connectivity solutions.
With the credo of “customer first”, AirtelTigo constantly innovates to make life simple for its customers.
It was launched in November 2017, from a merger between erstwhile Airtel and Tigo.