Mask Ambassadors in collaborations with Sunyani Municipal Covid-19 Task Force over the weekend distributed over two thousand five hundred (2500) reusable nose masks to three deprived communities in the Sunyani municipality towards the fight against the Coronavirus.
The beneficiaries were citizens of Atuahenekrom, Kufuor Camp and Atronie all farming communities in the Sunyani Municipality.
The reusable fabrics were donated by Sunyani Municipal Assembly and sewed by some benevolent volunteers here in Sunyani. They are Pax Garment, of Sunyani Catholic Secretariat, Sunyani Central Prisons, Primate Fashion Centre and Ohemaa Serwaah Stitches.
The Mask Ambassadors, Esther Nsiah, nurse at SDA Hospital, Naa Aku-Shika Allotey and Evelyn Opoku Agyemang both Nurses at Municipal Hospital took turns to educate the people at the communities the need to wear the nose mask, how to wear and dispose them, how to wash and reuse them and other protocols through the various information centers at the communities.
They also advised the people to consume foods that will boost the immune system.
According to them COVID-19 is an unprecedented pandemic that has indisputably impacted the lives of many and as Governments throughout the world look for ways to minimize the risk of COVID-19, maintaining and boosting good health is top of mind.
They noted that numerous steps such as wearing the nose mask, hand-washing, staying hydrated and being physically active can minimize the risk of illness. “One of the best defenses is to maintain a healthy immune system, and a healthy eating pattern can play an important role”.
The Nurses encouraged the communities to build eating patterns that consist of nutritious and wholesome foods that will help support their health and wellbeing during this global health crisis and beyond.
They opine that healthy eating patterns are built on daily food and beverage choices. They also encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables as well as the greens to help boost the immune system
In a message, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Justina Owusu Banahene, said the free nose mask is the gesture that forms part of efforts by the assembly to support citizens in the fight against the COVID -19.
She said so far the Assembly in collaborations with Mask Ambassador and the Task Force have donated over Ten thousand (10,000) Nose Mask in the municipality. She said she intend to share more especially at the deprived communities.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCE said a lot is being done by the Assembly to curb the spread.
She noted that the assembly had activated all its structures to lead the fight.
The Assembly members of the two communities Hon. Adjei Anthony and Hon. Ebenezer Oteng were grateful to the Assembly, the Task Force and the Mask Ambassadors for the kind gesture.