The Central Regional branch of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA), has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital.
The donation comes after appeals by the facility to aid its work efficiently as one of the health facilities providing healthcare for Covid-19 cases in the Central Region.
The items, included 6000 face masks, 40 boxes of hand sanitizers, 5000 pieces of hand gloves, a number of
boxes of bottled water and others amounting to GHC5,000.
President of the central regional branch of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association, Dr Kenneth Aikins said the money was raised through contributions by members of the association to aid the hospital with needed logistics to work well in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Kenneth Aikins, who presented the items on behalf of the group, said the association recognised the need to contribute their quota to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the metropolis and the central region at large to help curb and contain the spread of the disease.
He commended staff of the hospital and all health workers for their dedicated services especially during the times of this outbreak and encouraged them to continue the good work.
He revealed the national chapter of the MOBA had already contributed GHc 200,000 to the COVID-19 fund to complement government’s efforts.
He therefore called on other old students associations such us the Adisadel College (Santaclausians) and st Augustine college (APSU) to emulate MOBA’S gesture to help the metro health directorate with the needed support in dealing with the pandemic.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Cape Coast Metro Hospital, Senior Nursing Officer and the Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response team at the facility, Freda Serwaa Asiamah Horsu lauded MOBA central for the gesture and expressed gratitude to them for the donation.
She said the support was timely, saying it would greatly aid the facility to provide healthcare services to COVID-19 patents in their custody and called on other individuals and organisations to do same.
“The use of PPEs is very crucial in our line of work especially at this time because it gives adequate protection to us as staff and health workers who care for patients,” she said
She also revealed that five out of the 19 COVID-19 patients being managed at the facility have recovered and had been discharged while those on admission were in stable condition.
By Thomas Cann | 3news.com