The Mepe Development Association(MDA) has donated sanitation related items such as Veronica buckets, chlorine tablets and disinfectants to the Battor Catholic Hospital in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
The items ,according to Mr. Kojo Fabian Mawulenu, the Chairman of the MDA ,is geared towards putting the health facility in a strategic position to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19.
Mr. Mawulenu who made the donation on behalf of the Association called on the hospital to put the items to good use for the benefit of all. He also appealed to individuals and organizations to provide their support towards the cause of fighting the pandemic.
Dr. Bernard Hayford Atuguba, the medical superintendent of the Battor Catholic Hospital received the items on behalf of the hospital and assured the Association they will be put to good use.
He said the Veronica buckets would be placed at the vantage points of the hospital for individuals visiting the facility to thoroughly wash their hands
Dr.Atuguba said the hospital has only 10 personal protective equipment(PPE) and appealed to government to provide more PPE for front line health professionals.
For his part, Togbe Kodzo Azagba IV of the Mepe Traditional Area urged his subjects and Ghanaians to seriously take the advice of health professionals regarding the coronavirus.
He said they were embarking on an education campaign on radio stations and using other communication platforms to educate the indigenes on the dangers of the virus and how to avoid it .
Togbe Azagba appealed to his subjects and Ghanaians in general to observe basic sanitation and social distancing practices and cooperate with the security agencies to enforce the lockdown as directed by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to stem the spread of the disease.
Ghana has registered 152 cases of Covid-19 with five deaths. Described as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) , the disease has so far affected over 800,000 people killing 39,000 others across 201 countries and territories as at 31st March,2020.