Ghanaian medics in North America donate COVID-19 PPE to health facilities


A group of Ghanaian doctors and surgeons based in the US has made a donation for personal protective equipment (PPE) for medics in their home country who are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Known as the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America, the group is one of several others who have offered their help to first responders, who were left without adequate protective equipment when an influx of cases of the respiratory virus began arriving in hospitals.

The items donated include 12 boxes of large, medium and extra-large gloves and five boxes of waterproof reusable coveralls of various sizes.

The others are; 250 goggles and 100 face shields. The items were presented to the Ghana Medical Association at a brief ceremony in Accra on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

President of the Foundation Dr Kwabena Boakye (MD, MPH) said the foundation recognizes the invaluable role by frontline workers in the COVID-19 fight adding that the Foundation is committed to supporting their efforts at containing and preventing the spread of the virus.

He further admonished Ghanaians to observe the personal protection etiquette laid down by health officials to help curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The items are expected to be distributed to health facilities across the country.

General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Lawyer Dr Justice Yankson thanked the Foundation for the gesture and further assured that the items will be put to good use and go a long way to protect health staff from contracting the virus.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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