Former President John Mahama has contributed his widow’s might to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by donating one hundred sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers at the Greater Accra Regional (Ridge) Hospital in Accra.
According to the flagbearer of the leading opposition party NDC, the donation comes following a reports of shortage of PPE and other materials required by the frontline medical personnel at the hospital in their fight against the pandemic.
He presented to the hospital items which include 100 full sets of PPE, 100 gum boots, 120 doctors scrubs, 50 patients gowns, 30 theatre gowns and 400 packs of bottled drinking water.
Since the Ridge Hospital has become one of the main facilities helping the Coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Mahama stated that that the equipments will protect the staff of the hospital as they go about their work.
“We all, Ghana, appreciates the work you are doing. You are the frontline defence of the population against the disease and we must all support you to be able to protect us”.
Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh who is the Medical Director in charge of the Ridge Hospital thanked the former president of the republic and stated that the items donated “are really the things that we have been lacking, particularly the PPE, surgical face masks, coveralls, and the items that are really needed”.
“The other day I was describing a situation that when the staff want to gown and attend to a patient, it takes up to about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the gowning. And the items that are used after one usage, you have to discard all of them, and come in for a fresh one. It is for this reason that the demand is so high”.
Accompanying the former President was the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Chair of the NDC COVID-19 Technical Team, Prosper Bani and the MP for Klottey Korle Dr. Zanetor Agemang-Rawlings.