Legon Cities FC and CareWorld Global have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment to the 37 Military Hospital as part of their contribution towards the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana.
The group which also includes Gulf Energy, Lemla Petroleum Limited, Networking for Hope(An NGO based in Accra), Airtech Limited and Lemla Veterinary Services said the donation was to help curb the spread of the virus and manage existing cases effectively.
The items presented included 500 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 516 disposal bedsheets rolls, 50 each of Canula S14 and S18s, 55 Video Laryngoscopes and 28 Dissecting Forceps, 21 Bedsteads, 12 Bedside Desks, Carrier Stretchers, Examination Bed, Wheel Chair, Food Trolleys, Metro Shelving, Suction Machines and Gaskets, Nebulizers, vacuum seals, patient strap, dissecting forceps, vagina speculums, aneroid sphygmomanometer, thermometers, Ambu bags, bar soaps, tissue rolls and Sanitizer dispensers and a host of other equipment and numerous assorted disinfectants.
Dr. Med Kwaku Danson Agyei – a Ghanaian Physician and Mr. Richard K. Atikpo – Board Chairman of Legon Cities, Gulf Energy and Lemla Energy made the donations on behalf of the group.
The Isolation Centre which is functional at the EL-Wak Sports Stadium is to help manage the spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking to the media after the donation businessman Mr. Atikpo reiterated the importance of supporting the work of government in dealing with the threat of COVID-19.
“We are excited to be part of governments’ efforts in dealing with this deadly virus. This is a virus that has claimed the lives of many people all over the world.
Government alone cannot be solely responsible for footing the bills and as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we believe that there is the need to support the team fighting the threat of COVID-19 and therefore have decided to come in to aid the 37 Military Hospital and the GAF COVID-19 Treatment Centre.
The group has also taken up additional responsibilities of feeding the medical personal on site daily in the line of duty since the 10th of April, 2020.
Brigadier General (Brig Gen) EC Saka and Brig Gen NA Obodai – Director-General of Medical Services of GAF and the Commander, 37 Military Hospital, respectively, expressed appreciation to the group for the support.
They noted that the items would go a long way to aid the facilities to perform their roles to the optimum.