Three frontline institutions, the Adabraka Polyclinic, Ghana Ambulance Service, and the Tamale Public Health Reference Centre, have received medical supplies worth GHC120,000.00 from the Audit Service.
The medical supplies are made up of 2, 000 pieces of KN 95 nose mask, 20,000 pieces of hand gloves, 750 litres of hand sanitizer, 2,500 pieces of a surgical mask, and 100 pieces of the coveralls.
The donation aims to boost the operations of the beneficiary institutions and to support their engagements with the public to effectively reduce the spread of the novel COVID-19.
Mr. George Swanzy Winful, the Deputy Auditor-General (DAG) in charge of the Central Government Audit Department, made the presentation at a brief ceremony on Wednesday in Accra.
He explained that the Service realising the crucial role of such frontline institutions thought it wise to voluntarily mobilize funds from staff across the country to complement the supplies from the government to enable them to operate effectively.
Mr Winful added, “as an organization, we are committed to also remember those who are at the forefront dealing directly with affected persons. We have considered these institutions who since the first case was recorded in Ghana, have been working tirelessly, selflessly and swiftly to combat this pandemic and we are here to showcase our commitment with this donation”.
Receiving the items, Mr Foster Bridjan, the Deputy Director of Operations at the Ghana Ambulance Service, thanked the Audit Service and its staff for the donation.
He said the Service needed the supplies for the swift delivery of their services, hence the love and thoughts behind the gesture were immeasurable.