The Kwahu Forum, an association of Kwahu citizens based in different parts of the country, has donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to health facilities in the Kwahu area to support the fight against COVID-19.
The items worth Gh¢150,000.00 included tissue papers, gloves, surgical caps, goggles, gallons of liquid soap, disinfectant, hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers and hospital beds.
Dr. Newton Appah, the Chairman of the group who presented the items to the facilities, said the items donated were to help protect the health workers against contracting any disease in the process of saving lives.
He said the gesture was also to ensure that the citizens adopted the culture of frequent hand washing with soap under running water to help avoid the spread of the COVID- 19 menace in Kwahu communities.
Dr Appah said the Association appreciated the initiative the government had proposed to help minimize the fast spreading of the coronavirus in the country, hence the donation.
Dr Appah directed that the items should be distributed to clinics and CHPs compound in the Kwahu area and urged the managers of the beneficiary facilities to take good care of the items.
He advised the people of the Kwahu area to strictly abide by the health directives of the government and avoid hand shaking, hugging, maintain social distance and avoid social gathering.
Receiving the items on behalf of the health facilities, Dr Akoto Ampau, the Medical Superintendent of the Atibie Government Hospital, applauded the group for the gesture and assured that the items would be distributed to all the facilities as directed by the group.