Presbyterian Church of Ghana donates PPEs to Donkokrom and Bawku hospitals
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Rt. Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has expressed concerned about the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in recent times and has therefore cautioned Ghanaians to protect themselves against the virus.
“We should not take things for granted or else with our limited resources the virus will eat us up like it did in Europe.”
Rt. Rev. Prof Mante said this when the Church through the Presbyterian Relief Services and Development (PRS&D) a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the Church (PRS&D) and the Department of Ecumenical and Social Relations (ESR) of the Church donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital and Donkokrom Presbyterian Hospital at a short ceremony in Accra as part of efforts to support COVID-19 Outbreak response.
The items were sponsored by the ACT Alliance through the Presbyterian Development Assistance, USA and the Protestant Church of the Palatinate, Germany.
The sponsored items from ACT Alliance, worth GHC31,000 include 15 pieces Infra-red Thermometer, 100 pieces of Jumbo Size Tissues, 50 gallons of liquid soap, 60 pieces of disposable gowns,80 boxes of disposable gloves, 80 pieces of rubber aprons, 25 gallons of hand sanitizers; and 10 pieces of handy clean wash systems.
From the Protestant Church of the Palatinate, Germany, 10,000 Euros worth of items were sponsored which included 40 boxes of K95 face masks, 20 pairs of gumboots, 14 boxes of disposable gloves, 58 pieces of goggles, 18 gallons of liquid soap, 100 pieces of Jumbo Size Tissues, 36 pieces of Surgical gown-levels, 90 pieces of overall, 16 gallons of disinfectant, 14 boxes of nose mask, 18 boxes of sanitizers and eight pieces of infra-red Thermometer.
The Moderator urged all and sundry to adhere to the recommended safety measures put in place by the Ghana Health Service and other health experts.
He urged Managers of hospitals to take care of their staff and patients to protect them against the pandemic.
Mr Samuel Fianko Gyan, the General Manager of Presbyterian Hospital, Bawku expressed his gratitude to the donors and the Church and assured them that the items would be put to good use.
He announced that the hospital recorded 20 suspected cases; two cases passed on. All the staff who came into contact with the affected persons tested negative.
The Reverend Ezekiel Amadu Daribi, the General of the Presbyterian Hospital, Donkokrom on his part thank the Church for the kind gesture and pledged management preparedness to continue to work harder within their mandate to help the people.
He announced that plans are underway for special arrangements for the Hospitals’ Chaplain to subsidies the prescription of the poor in their catchment areas.
Rev. Daribi said the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital also recorded four suspected cases but all tested negative.
Rev George Larbi
Public Relations Officer
Presbyterian Church of Ghana