Vodafone Ghana Foundation on Monday donated nose masks to frontline health workers of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) Hospital to strengthen their capacity in the fight against the virus.
The gesture was in response to a call made by the Assembly to support its on-going COVID-19 awareness campaign, which includes the distribution of nose masks to residents, drivers, traders and market women within the various communities in La.
Mr Amaris Nana A. Perbi, the Foundation and Sustainability Lead, Vodafone Ghana, said the donation was one of the many initiatives to curb the pandemic in the country and minimize its impact on Ghanaians and their businesses.
He said since the inception of the COVID-19, the Foundation had donated PPE comprising protective gowns and shoes, face shields, boxes of N95 facemasks, disposable tissue, surgical gloves as well as thermometer guns to various hospitals across the country.
“Similar presentations will be made to two key hospitals in the Ashanti and the Upper West regions this week,” he said.
The Reverend Solomon Kotei-Nikoi, Chief Executive of LaKMA, lauded Vodafone Ghana for its continuous support to the public and their timeliness in rendering assistance to their corporate partners.
He said nose masks served as one of the effective weapons to fight the pandemic, as such, the Assembly would ensure that they were used effectively to meet the needs for which they were requested.
Mr Daniel Nkrumah, the Municipal Coordinating Director of LaDMA, said one could not undertake his or her normal duties without nose masks hence the Assembly had provided members with 20,000 nose masks.
He called upon other corporate bodies to complement their efforts in providing their community members with the nose masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“What enthused me so much was that they have given us more than what we even requested and this shows that they are ready to partner with us in doing business,” he added.
Mr Nkrumah advised citizens not to abuse the Presidential Directives on easing of restrictions but to adhere to all the necessary protocols to prevent the community spread of the virus.
“The President has spoken but let us not think the easing of the restrictions means the disease is no longer here. The disease is seriously here and the increase in active cases is enough proof of its existence,” he said.
“The only way we can minimise it is by adhering to the protocols laid down by the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health.”