The Health Service Workers’ Union (HSWU) has procured 10,000 nose masks and hand sanitizers for distribution to its members nationwide.
The items worth over GHC 150,000 is to complement government’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Mr Reynolds O. Tenkorang, the General Secretary of the Union, speaking to the GNA, said two of their members at Begoro Hospital were infected by the virus in the line of duty.
“Though they said our members are not part of the front liners’ group, the Union will continue to push government to provide adequate packages for all members”.
The Union, he said, would ensure that all health workers are given “whatever they are entitled”.
Discussions are still ongoing about adequate stimulus packages for front line health workers.
HSWU proposed to government that the package should be made available to all health workers.
Mr Tenkorang said: “Government is yet to agree with the proposal, three months after detecting the COVID-19 virus in the country”.
He, therefore, urged members to use the items to protect themselves from contracting the virus, saying “the Union’s strength is in its membership”.
The items were dispatched to the various regions for onward distribution to members.