The Sekyere East Cluster of the World Visions Ghana (WVG) has donated quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to two districts to help fight the spread of coronavirus in their areas.
The beneficiary districts were the Asante Akim-North in the Ashanti Region and the Atebubu-Amantin Municipal in the Bono East Region.
The items included boxes of N95 respirators, hand sanitizers, hand gloves, face masks, goggles, Veronica buckets, detergents as well as information and communication materials on the disease.
The Cluster Office had already donated similar items to the District Health Directorate of the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Francis Gumah, the Cluster Manager, speaking at the presentation ceremony at Agogo, said it was part of WVG’s intervention to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in its operational areas which included the Sekyere East, Asante Akim-North and the Atebubu-Amantin districts.
“Our focus for this gesture is to support the health directorates of the districts to guarantee the safety of the health workers and other frontline staff engaged in controlling the spread of the disease”, Mr. Gumah added.
The Cluster Manager pointed out that motivating the health workers and other frontline staff and ensuring their protection in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 was very crucial and called on other organizations to assist.
Mr. Roland Ronald Miah, the District Health Director of the Asante Akim-North, who received the items on behalf of the health directorate, commended WVG for the gesture which had come at an opportune time to augment efforts of the government and the Ghana Health Service as well as other partners.
He said the items received were not only going to ensure the protection of the health workers themselves but would also assure the prevention of the transmission of the disease in the health setting.
Mr. Patrick Adam, the Health Project Officer of the WVG Cluster, urged community health workers to properly educate the people on the disease and how they could protect themselves from contracting and spreading it.
He urged the health workers to also take precautionary measures in the handling of suspected patients to help protect themselves and others who came in contact with them.