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Waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), has disinfected the Pantang Hospital and Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in Tema, against the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.
Facilities and open spaces of the two institutions were disinfected against covid-19 and other viruses and bacteria.
The exercise formed part of the company’s support to the government in the fight against coronavirus which has infected more than 17,000 people in Ghana and killed over a 100 of them since March 12.
Corporate Social Responsibility for Zoomlion, Mrs Lola Asiseh Ashitey, reiterated her outfit is still in the business of assisting the government to stop further spread of the pandemic in the country.
“We still continue to do the voluntary disinfection exercise for as many who calls on us for support. Today, we have disinfected the Pantang Hospital; its wards, administration block, residences and some twenty other blocks. After that we proceeded to GRIDCo to offer same service to them,” she said.
For GRIDCo, she said, Zoomlion disinfected the GRID Park, Procurement Plant & Section, Server Building, Volta Building among other facilities.
According to Mrs Asiseh Ashitey, Zoomlion Ghana Limited with its expertise and resources will continue to do the best in the country’s quest to contain the spread of the virus.
For his part, the Director, Systems Operations, GRIDCo, Mr Mark Obeng, said being aware of the impact of Covid-19, management of GRIDCo resolved to take some measures.
“One of the things we started was to programme the way staff come into our offices. So we instituted what we call schedules which would mean that not all staff are suppose to report to work everyday at every time just to minimise the number of people entering into our premises,” he revealed.
He said every department within his company was tasked to come up with schedules of staff members who can come to work and those who must be at home.
“The interesting thing about our work is that there are aspects of the work which are just 24 hours because Ghanaians would have to be provided with power. So, with those aspects, we have people who are on shifts. And one aspect is the Control Centre where we have a 12-hour shift so we have gangs who report for work in the morning at 6:00 a.m., and leave 6:00 p.m., for another to take over,” he said.
All these measures, he explained, were instituted to minimise the risk and spread of the virus.
Mr Obeng said management of GRIDCo has ensured that every staff member observe all the safety protocols of COVID-19 once they were at the company’s premises.
“We also have at the main gate security measures. Here staff members’ temperatures are taken so that if it is found that your temperature is above normal you are sent to a nearby hospital for further examination,” the GRIDCo director of systems operations noted.