Parliamentary Candidate of the Ntional Democratic Congress (NDC) for the WEIJA-Gbawe Constituency, Cleland Ayaa Ayison, has taken awareness on the Coronavirus pandemic to the doorsteps of people in his community
On Monday, the candidate visited the WEIJA-Gbawe Municipal Hospital Annex, Mallam Market, Chief Palace and other public places to create awareness and sensitise them on the need to take precautionary measures against the virus.
He distributed liquid soaps and other sanitizers for the US of members of the constituency.
While interacting with the Constituents on the deadly virus, Ayison encouraged them to constantly wash their hands with soap under clean running water to minimise the risk of getting infected.
According to him, the does not know boundaries, or whether you are Ghanaian or non Ghanaian, black or white, NDC or NPP, old or young, whether you are employed or not.
The NDC Parliamentary candidate further charged the constituents, especially the market women to take the guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Services (GHS) serious.
He applauded the health personnel at the Gbawe Clinic under the Municipal hospital for their dedicated services and urged them to continue with the good works they are doing for the community.
He donated two boxes of Anti-Septics and Tissues to the Clinic to help disinfect the facility and also encouraged the patients and their relatives to follow precautionary measures by washing their hands with the antiseptics.
Accompanied the Candidate were members of his campaign team including John Afful, who is also a member of the Greater Accra communication team of the NDC.
Madam Cynthia Lamptey, a Deputy Director of Nursing who received the items on behalf of the health facility thanked the NDC PC for the donation.
She said, the antiseptics and the tissues are important products and have come at the right time as such products would help the clinic in following the guidelines of the GHS.
Ghana on Thursday night confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 after more than 60 suspected cases proved negative upon testing – a Norwegian and a Ghanaian diplomat who returned from Turkey for a visit.
As at Sunday March 15, Ghana had recorded six confirmed cases including student a student of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Health authorities are urging calm and the strict observation of preventive measures to help contain the disease, which has infected more than 137,445 people globally and killed about 5,088, since it was first reported in the Wuhan industrial city of China in December 2019.
The Johns Hopkins University Global Covid-19 Tracker puts the current total cases of recovery at 69,779.
Regular and thorough washing of hands, the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers, proper coughing etiquette and the restriction of touching the face are some of the measures.
The disease has negatively affected businesses, stock markets, workplaces and everyday life across the world.China and Italy have been the hardest hit.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Wednesday night announced a100 million dollar-cedi equivalent to control the spread and enhance case management of the disease.
Meanwhile, the media has been cautioned to be circumspect in their reportage to prevent unnecessary panic and anxiety.
Source: ghananewsonline.com.gh with additional file from therepublicnewsonline.com