The Savannah Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Salaga South Constituency, Adam Salifu Braimah, has handed over a newly constructed accommodation block to the East Gonja Health Directorate for use as a holding center in case of any suspected Covid-19 case.
The Minister also presented reusable, disposable and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth thousands of Cedis to the Salaga Government Hospital.
Speaking at a short ceremony to hand over the facility to the East Gonja Municipal Health Director, Mr. Salifu said the conversion of the facility into a holding center became necessary to position the Municipality better in the fight against the deadly pandemic.
“It is better to have all these facilities available now so that we are not taken by surprise.”
He stressed that the general public has a greater percentage of avoiding any spread by simply adhering to basic precautionary measures.
Mr. Salifu also presented some Veronica buckets, sanitizers, basins, soaps among others to some institutions and communities.
The East Gonja Municipal Health Director, Gertrude Yentumi, on her part said the handing over of the holding center was timely.
She also applauded the Minister for the donation of the PPEs which she said will save the shortage in the hospital.
“We are relieved by these items because our staff were at risk.”
Meanwhile, seven persons who recorded high temperatures and were quarantined at the Salaga government hospital have been discharged.
This became necessary after the seven recorded normal temperatures.
Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Prosper Luri, said authorities have asked them to report in case of any unusual feelings.
By Christian Amoako|3news.com|Salaga, Savannah Region|Ghana