Operation Smile, a medical group that offer free surgery to correct children with cleft lips and palates, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and some medical equipment to the Koforidua Regional Hospital estimated at GHC 100,000.00.
The items include 10 monitors, surgical gloves, face shields, theater gowns and other protective clothing.
Presenting the items on behalf of Operation Smile International and Operation Smile-Ghana, the Medical Director of Operation Smile- Ghana, Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah said, the items are to support the Koforidua Regional Hospital at this difficult times as the hospital and staff engage in the treatment and prevention of the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
He encouraged the staff of the hospital to be steadfast at this challenging times as they lead in the fight against the coronavirus.
Dr Ampomah said Koforidua Regional Hospital has been a partner of Operation Smile for many years and has collaborated with Operation Smile Ghana to conduct a lot of free surgery to solve cleft lips and palates for children in the Eastern Region.
The items were received by Dr Akoto Ampaw, the new Medical Director of the Hospital, who thanked Operation Smile for the donation.
He said some of the items donated like the monitors would help the hospital not only in the management of coronavirus cases but also other health cases brought to the hospital.
Dr Ampaw said the donation would help strengthen the relationship between Operation Smile, Ghana and the Koforidua Regional Hospital.