Former President John Dramani Mahama has presented some protective gears to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital to support the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
It included 50 pairs of gum boots, nose masks, gloves, overalls, hand sanitizers and liquid soap which were presented on his behalf by the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan.
He was accompanied by the parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast North, Dr Kwamena Minta-Nyarku together with the central regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress and other executives of the party.
Presenting the items, Ricketts-Hagan noted that it was part of donations intended to be made by presidential candidate of the NDC to the regional hospitals across the country to compliment government’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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He stressed that dealing with the pandemic required an all hands on deck approach to contain and prevent the spread of the disease, adding that it was important for all to contribute their quota to support the move.
He said while government and the public did their best to adhere to the preventive protocols, the lives of the frontline workers should not put at risk.
“You the health workers play a very critical role in the fight against the COVID-19 and it is very important to give you the necessary support and the right protective equipment for your work,” he said.
He said Mr Mahama shared in the concerns of health workers about the issues of limited and unavailability of PPEs and added the gesture was to help address that, and equip them for the fight against the virus.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, Dr Eric Ngyedu who received the items expressed appreciation to Mr Mahama.
He said the presentation was, saying it would boost the morale of the health workers to work well in the fight against the pandemic.
Dr Ngyedu said the items would be handed over to the treatment centre already set up at the hospital.
He revealed that the central region had not yet recorded any positive case of the covid 19 but was hopeful the items would augment the hospital readiness to deal with any possible case that may be recorded.