As part of efforts towards the fight against Covid-19,the Council of Brong Ahafo Associations of North America (COBAANA) has donated some Personal Protection Equipment(PPEs) worth about GHS 47,000 to the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regional Health Directorate.
The items include 120 face masks,150 surgical gloves, 150 Veronica buckets,1500 sanitisers,150 soaps and other materials.
Mr. Paul Gyau,the former Secretary of Council of Brong Ahafo Associations of North America who made the presentation on behalf of the Association said the donation was part of the association contribution to fight against the virus in the three regions and to protect frontline workers.
“All the PPEs has been sorted into three equal set,for further distribution in various regions by the respective regional ministers,in each region COBAANA Ghana recommends that each town in the region with the government hospitals,polyclinics or even clinics should be beneficiary of the donated of PPEs. COBAANA believe that together we shall conquer COVID-19” he said.
He commended the health professionals and the security agencies in the three regions for protecting the lives of the people in the region.
Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, the Bono Regional Minister who received the items on behalf of the three regions and regional health director, commended the COBAANA for the items.
She advised the residents to strictly abide by the World Health Organisation protocols, which included, regular handwashing with soap under running water, cover mouth when sneezing, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, eat well, regular exercise and observe social distancing in order to manage and stop the spread of the virus.
The Bono Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Kofi Issah,who received the items from the regional minister, promised to put them to good use, in order to help stop the spread of COVID -19 in the region.
“Not a single positive case of the disease has so far been recorded in any of the three regions”he said.
The Bono Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Kofi Issah, disclosed that there are currently 9,000 sputum collection containers available for Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, with 4,000 more on the way coming, which can aid the testing of any suspected case in the three regions.
Dr Kofi Issah stressed the need for the public to observe social distancing and the other protocols with seriousness to avoid the spread of the virus.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count is 641 cases.
The disease had claimed eight lives while 83 people have recovered.