Dr. Richard Anthony of the Tema General Hospital receiving the items.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GH¢ 219,000 to eight health facilities leading the country’s Covid-19 response and 2,000 community pharmacists in the country.
The items included goggles, face shields, aprons/gowns, bottles of 100 millimetres of sanitizers, FDA certified PSGH face masks, zinc tablet, surgical scrubs and other Covid-19 related logistics.
The Tema General Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Ghana Medical Center, Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge, Ga East District Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, were the beneficiary facilities.
President of the PSGH, Pharm Benjamin Kwame Botwe, in a few remarks before the presentation, said the PPEs were a result of a donation drive initiated by the Society to assist its members who have had to procure PPEs for themselves and their staff.
“This was to demonstrate support for and motivate the staff of community pharmacists who have become the real frontline for the Covid-19 response with the exponential increase in cases,” he said.
He praised all pharmacists for the great sacrifices that have been made even at the very risk of their lives and that of their families and friends.
“To all who have been infected, it is our hope and prayer you get well soon and join the force to hold the line. For our departed colleagues who have fallen in the line on duty, we pray your souls rest in perfect peace,” he added.
He also thanked the pharmacists, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies particularly Norvatis pharmaceuticals for their immense contribution.
Five representatives from the various Covid-19 treatment centres were at the office of the PSGH to receive the donation.
Dr Richard Anthony, Medical Director of the Tema General Hospital after receiving the items expressed gratitude for the gesture.
He said the donation has come at the right time adding that it will go a long way to protect pharmacists who interact daily with the public.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri