The Medical Superintendent of Swedru Municipal Government Hospital, Dr. Apetorgbor Dzordzegbe has expressed grave concern about how the youth of Agona West were defying COVID-19 restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of the virus.
He said the protocols and restrictions outlined by the Ghana Health Service and the President to fight the dreadful disease were being flouted with impunity and it was “worrying”.
He expressed these sentiments when the Concerned Youth of Agona Swedru presented items 3,000 hand gloves, 140 packs of toilet rolls, 20 gallons of liquid soap, 1,000 nose masks, eight veronica buckets, eight boxes of hand sanitizers, eight cartons of detergent and 55 packs of tissue papers to the Hospital.
The donation of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) was to help in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Agona West Municipality.
The Medical Superintendent said it was sad to see people fighting frontline workers over wearing of nose masks and washing of hands when they get to the hospital gate to visit relative patients.
Dr Dzordzegbe said the story was not different among some Taxi and trotro drivers including passengers adding that it posed a great health threat to all.
He advised the public to desist from non-compliance of health protocols which were put in place not only to protect frontline workers but the patients as well as everyone.
He said the wearing of masks was a must and hand washing and usage of hand sanitizers must be observed religiously.
Dr Dzordzegbe said apart from two confirmed cases of Coronavirus recorded in Agona West all other suspected cases have tested negative.
He thanked the Concerned Youth of Agona Swedru for their sense of direction, responsibility, and patriotism to support the frontline workers to help stem the spread of the pandemic.
At Alhmadiyya Hospital, the Concerned Youth of Agona Swedru made similar PPEs donation to the Management of the facility to support the fight against the spread of the virus.
Dr Ibrahim Mohamed, Medical Officer in charge of the hospital received the items jointly with Mr William Aidoo, the Administrator of the hospital, and thanked the Concerned Youth for their kind gesture.
Dr Ibrahim Mohammed described the virus as an enemy and it was incumbent for all to unite as people to fight and defeat it outright.
Mr Clifford Esuon, Public Relationship Officer(PRO) of the Association told the Media it was their collective responsibility to join hands together to curb the spread of the virus.
He said the members made contributions with their counterparts outside the country to purchase the items to support frontline workers in the Swedru Township.
The PRO said the Youth have not only planned to procure PPEs for health facilities, but they have intensified public education about the dangers of the disease.
Mr Esuon said they have taken a serious view of the sentiments made by Medical Superintendent and pledged to intensify education on the disease.