Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu (right) making the presentation to a staff member of the hospital
Railways Development Minister Joe Ghartey has donated assorted items to the Fijai Hospital in the Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region.
The assorted personal protective equipment (PPE) were to support frontline health workers of the facility known as Holy Child Catholic Hospital in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 disease.
The items included 5,000 surgical masks, 40 each of shoe covers, head nets, safety goggles, face masks and nose aprons.
The rest were 40 surgical gloves, 40 coveralls, two boxes of hand sanitizers, liquid soaps and tissues, two thermometer guns and cartons of bottled water.
The Western Regional Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu, presented the PPE on behalf of the minister who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Essikado-Ketan.
He explained that the presentation was in response to a distress call by the hospital and that in less than 24 hours the minister acted on the call.
He said the Railways Development Minister had earlier made a similar donation to the hospital.
He indicated that the Essikado-Ketan MP had also been donating PPE and other items to several health facilities and public places, including market centres since the pandemic began.
Medical Superintendent of Holy Child Catholic Hospital, Dr. Sylvester Ackah Fameyeh, was grateful to the MP for the timely response to the distress call.
He said even though the government supplied the facility with some PPE, they were not enough.
He mentioned that one of the challenges the hospital was confronted with was the acquisition of PPE. “Some staff who have been exposed to Covid-19 patients would need lots of these PPE to avert any possible spread,” he added.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi