Manhyia South MP Opoku Prempeh donates towards Covid-19 fight


The Manhyia South MP, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, on Saturday, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Manhyia Government Hospital in the Asokore Mampong municipality of Ashanti Region.

Though the hospital is yet to record a Covid-19, medical officers appear unprepared in the event of a reported case in the Municipality.

The presentation of the items which included boxes of hand sanitizers, face masks and hand gloves took place at the facility which is located in Manhyia South Constituency.

“The largesse is my personal way of helping to protect the frontline health workers who are working tirelessly day and night to save human lives in the wake of the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus in our country,” the Minister said in a remark.

He added that aside motivating the health workers to continue their splendid work, the gesture is also geared towards reminding the health workers that the entire country appreciates their efforts and are solidly behind them physically and spiritually.

He also used the occasion to reiterate the call on Ghanaians that the “Covid-19 virus does not have limbs to move; people move it. When we move, the virus moves. Therefore we should adhere to government’s call to stay at home and prevent the spread of the disease.”

Receiving the items, Dr Michael Opoku, Clinical Coordinator and surgeon at the Manhyia hospital thanked the MP for the gesture.

He said the donation was timely since the hospital must be in readiness to deal with cases that come to the facility.

Lockdown: 1600 homes in Manhyia South get food aid from NAPO

Meanwhile, over 1,600 homes in the Manhyia South Constituency received food items from the Minister who doubles as MP for the area.

The items presented include bags of rice, cooking oil and other foodstuff to electoral areas in the constituency.

This gesture came as a result of the outbreak of the world’s pandemic that has sent some parts of Ghana, including the Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi, into a two-week lockdown.

The leadership of the residents of the constituency in the affected areas praised Dr Prempeh for his kind gesture.

As at April 5, 2020, Ghana has confirmed 214 Covid-19 cases from which five persons have died with 31 recoveries.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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