Vodafone Ghana Foundation has donated quantities of hospital consumables and personal protective items to the Kumasi South Hospital to support the fight against the coronavirus.
The items included boxes of protective face shields, boxes of N95 face mask, disposable gowns, anti-bacterial surface wipes and gallons of hand sanitizers, thermometer guns, hand gloves as well as disposable infusion sets.
Mr Agyekum Sampong, the Executive Head of Vodafone in-charge of the Ashanti, Bono and Ahafo regions, said the donation was one of the many initiatives from the telecommunication giant to help government combat the global pandemic and minimize its impact on Ghanaians and businesses.
He said, since the outbreak, the Foundation has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to various hospitals across the country, adding that, similar presentations would be made to the Wa Regional Hospital in the Upper West Region soon.
Mr Sampong said the company has launched a pioneering Health-line Medical Call Center to help provide guidance and dispel misinformation about COVID-19.
Vodafone’s Big Data initiative, which is in partnership with Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) and the Flowminder Foundation, is helping government understand people’s movements to help contain the virus, he said.
He pledged the company’s continued support to the fight against the further spread of the virus by introducing unique initiatives that addressed the country’s specific needs.
Dr Kwame Ofori Boadu, Medical Director of the Hospital, expressed gratitude to Vodafone Ghana for the continuous support to the fight against the spread of the virus.
He said the hospital, which serves as the major treatment center in the Ashanti Region, currently has 14 COVID-19 positive patients whose conditions were either mild or moderate.
Dr Boadu used the occasion to call on the public to adhere to all safety protocols to prevent infection, adding that, COVID-19 was real and nobody should underestimate its existence.