The Apostolic Church-Ghana has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other related items worth more than GH₡30,000 to the Tema General Hospital to support the fight against Covid-19.
The donation forms part of the church’s response to the calls for support to medical teams in health facilities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The items included; Overall medical outfits, Face masks, Volumes of hand sanitizers, Boxes of hand gloves, Safety gumboots, Bundles of tissues, boxes of drinking water.
A delegation from the Church led by the Vice President, Apostle Frederick Yaw Agyemang, General Secretary, Apostle Dr. Daniel Kissi Bardoom, Administrative Manager Pastor William Affum Ani-Agyei, Pastor Immanuel Tettey made the donation to the hospital.
Presenting the items, Apostle Agyemang noted that the church took the initiative following the constant cry from the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) concerning the lack of PPEs and related items for health personnel in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the Church recognises the risk the hospital staff are exposed to in the quest to discharge their duty to the public.
The Vice President of the Church commended the efforts of other individuals and organisations helping in diverse ways to curtail the spread of the virus and thereby protect fellow citizens.
Commenting on their contribution as a Church to fight against the pandemic, Apostle Agyemang indicated that the church had earlier made a donation to the Ghana Covid-19 Trust Fund, and assured that besides prayers and counselling, the church would continue to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in all other relevant ways.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Augustine Kwashie, Head of Clinical Care and Coordinator of the Treatment Centre expressed the Hospital’s appreciation to the Church and assured that the items would be immediately deployed to the appropriate quarters to achieve the purpose for which they have been presented to the Hospital.
As at 8th April, 2020, 313 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.
The breakdown of the 313 cases records Greater Accra Region – 274, Ashanti Region – 25, Northern Region – 10, Eastern Region – 1, Upper West Region – 1, Upper East Region – 1, Central Region – 1 with six deaths and 3 recoveries.
A number of patients have also been discharged from hospitals and being managed at home.
Those people are pending further tests to confirm their COVID-19 status to determine whether they will be deemed totally recovered or will require extra care.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS