The Zonta Club of Accra Metropolitan, as part of efforts to support in the management and containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday donated an extractor fan to the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LeKMA) Hospital.
The device would help to extract infectious or bad air at the hospital’s wards to prevent contraction of more infections.
Mrs Sandy Kojo-Andah, the President of the Club, said the offer was to assist the Hospital to manage COVID-19 cases which have been on the increase each day in the country.
She said the Club was embarking on other projects such as educational campaigns to deter people from stigmatizing patients who had suffered from COVID-19.
“Instead of stigmatizing people who have survived COVID-19, let’s sympathize with them, get closer to them to learn how they managed to survive the condition, so that we can protect ourselves better,” she said.
Mrs Kojo-Andah urged the public to adhere to the safety protocols, reiterating the need to observe social distancing and wear nose masks when among people or leaving home to stay safe.
Dr Akua Gyimah-Asante, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, who received the device expressed gratitude to the Club for coming to their aid.
She said the extractor fan would help to take away infected air that could be dangerous to other patients at their various wards, especially as the nation battled the respiratory disease.
Reiterating the need to stop stigmatization, she said, COVID-19 was no respecter of persons, and could make anyone a victim.
“We as a nation should fight to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t have any stigma attached to it because that is what can encourage people to go for testing, diagnoses and treatment,” she said.
Dr Gyimah-Asante appealed to individuals and corporate entities to help in equipping the facility with personal protective equipment and other medical supplies that could help in the management of COVID-19 cases.