The Dunkwa-On-Offin District Small Scale Miners Association has donated quantities of protective items to the government hospital in the town to support the fight against COVID-19.
The items which included; face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets, soaps and others, are to support the health workers and other frontline staff in the fight against the virus in Dunkwa and its surrounding communities.
Mr Benjamin Anna, Vice Chairman of the Association, who made the presentation, said it was the contribution of members towards the prevention of the spread of the virus in the area.
He said the government was doing its best and there was the need for all to support the government to halt the spread of the virus in the country.
Mr Anna appealed to Ghanaians to obey all the preventive protocols and restrictive measures outlined by the government to help stop further spread of the virus in the country.
Dr. Abraham Matey, Medical Superintendent of the Dunkwa Government Hospital who received the items thanked members of the association and said they had come at an opportune time to support health workers in the discharge of their duties.
He said staying indoors was important to avoid contracting the virus and called on the people to abide by the preventive measures to stay safe.
Madam Cecilia Asiamah, Women’s Organiser of the Association appealed to market women to adhere to the social distancing protocol to prevent themselves from catching and spreading the virus.
She also urged the hospital workers to use the PPE effectively for their own safety and that of their families.