Mrs Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency, has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GHC100,000 to stem the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.
The PPE comprise 6,000 hand gloves, thermometer guns, 3,000 hand sanitizers, gallons of liquid and carbonated soaps, tissue papers 2,000 nose masks and shields, several Veronica buckets, washing bowls and detergents.
Already, the MP who is the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection said she has made similar donations to traders, market women, public institutions and security services in the Municipality.
Mrs Prempeh indicated the government had taken aggressive measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country, and there was the need for citizens to adhere to the social distancing protocols, regular hand washing with soap and avoid handshake.
She said with these interventions, the nation could be able to succeed in the fight against the disease, and called on the media to intensify public sensitization remedies put in place by the government to ensure Ghanaians complied.
Mrs Prempeh stressed the fight against the deadly virus was not over yet until Ghanaians fully understood and appreciated the mode of transmission and heed advice from health officials.
She tasked the health directorate to ensure health facilities particularly in rural areas benefited from the items so to protect health workers in the course of their duties.
Mrs Eva Aryee, the Tano North Municipal Director of Health thanked the MP for the items and gave the assurance they would be distributed as soon as possible.
She said the directorate had put in place measures to contain any positive case of the COVID-19 in the Municipality saying isolation centers had been created at the Duayaw-Nkwanta St Johns of God hospital and the Bomaa government hospital to manage cases.
Mrs Eva said more of the PPEs were required and appealed to corporate bodies to support the directorate.