Presbyteries Donate COVID-19 Relief Items to Health Facilities
The Brong-Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has donated relief items to some health facilities such as the Sunyani Municipal Government Hospital and the Seventh – day Adventist (SDA) Hospital also in Sunyani.
The items which include boxes of Sanitizers, liquid soap, tissues, hand gloves, face masks, detergents, bags/sachets and bottles of water and some essentials, worth over GH₵ 6,500 were meant to augment government’s effort in the fight against the Coronavirus.
The Chairperson of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery, Rev Dr. William Kwabena Ofosu-Addo who made the presentation at separate ceremonies, noted that the Church took the initiative to show appreciation for the continuous sacrifice and commitment exhibited by health workers as front liners in the wake and fight against the coronavirus pandemic, considering the associated risks.
He emphasized that Social Distancing as one of the protocols to prevent the spread of the virus did not mean “stigmatization and social disconnection” from families and the living God. Rev Dr. W.K. Ofosu-Addo urged Christians to be spiritually closer to God and Ghanaians to be united in faith and prayer while observing all the necessary protocols instituted by the government. He advised the public to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol based sanitizers and observe personal hygiene.
He said the Presbyterian Church of Ghana would continually stand by the nation with its unwavering support as usual in these abnormal times.
The Medical Superintendents of the beneficiary health facilitates receiving the items expressed their gratitude and readiness to put their lives on the line for the country. They all stressed on strict adherence to social distancing as a sure way to avoid the spread of the virus.
They also advised the public to use face masks and learn from history by referring to the 1918 Pandemic which claimed many lives.
In a related development three other Presbyteries namely the, the Akuapem Presbytery, Northern and Upper Presbytery have also donated similar relief items to some health facilities in their catchment areas to support the fight against the pandemic.