Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has commended the government for the aggressive manner it is resourcing health institutions to manage the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
He noted that KATHl has received significant quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other logistics from the government and these have enabled medical staff to effectively handle all the COVID-19 cases registered at the hospital.
Dr. Owusu-Danso stated this when the executives of the Ashanti Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presented a donation of 50 sets of PPEs in addition to 50 pairs of wellington boots on behalf of the flag-bearer of the party, John Mahama, to the hospital on Tuesday.
Mr. Augustus Andrews and Mr. Kwame Zu, the Ashanti Regional Chairman and Secretary of the NDC respectively led the delegation that presented the items.
Dr. Owusu-Danso pointed out that notwithstanding the efforts by the government to resource hospitals in the country to manage COVID-19 cases, it is important that other state actors, identifiable groups and individuals also contribute their quota to the national efforts at containing and controlling the pandemic.
“The management of this pandemic is very resource-intensive because virtually all the PPEs are single use items which means that they must be disposed off after attending to each patient whilst other life support logistics are also very expensive hence the need for all to support the government to shoulder the cost of managing this outbreak”, he explained.
Dr. Owusu-Danso, commended the flag-bearer of the NDC for the donation and urged other groups and individuals to continue to assist the hospital and other health institutions to help sustain their capacity to handle COVID-19 cases in the country.
He also urged the public to comply fully with all the precautionary measures outlined to stop the spread of the pandemic in the country like regular washing of hands with soap under running water, refraining from handshakes and observing social distancing.
The Regional Chairman, Mr. Andrews commended staff of KATH for the yeoman’s job they were doing in the management of COVID-19 cases and hoped that the donation will help them to continue to safely offer the needed services to the public.
“The staff and health workers of this hospital should be thanked for their bravery, sacrifices and dedication to the nation”, emphasized.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana