Some five Members of Parliament in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region has donated a number of items valued at 40,000 cedis and physical cash of Ghc10,000 to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital to aid them in the fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The MPs are; Hon. Joe Ghartey, Member of Parliament for Essikadu-Ketan and Minister for Railways, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Member of Parliament for Tarkoradi who doubles as the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, Member of Parliament for Effia and the Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. Joe Mensah, Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim and Member for Sekondi, Hon. Andrew Agyapa Mercer.
The items donated to the hospital includes: 20 Veronica Buckets, 100 pieces of PPEs, 100 pieces of disposable aprons, 100 boxes of nose masks, 100 pieces of headnets. The other items are 100 boxes of groves, 100 pairs gumboots, 100 pieces of safety medical goggles, 580 bottles of hand sanitizers and 20 cartons of bottle water.
Presenting the items to the management of the hospital, the MP for Takoradi said that the decision to donate to Effia-Nkwanta equip the facility become more resourceful to the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
He stressed that apart from the donation to the hospital, the individual MPs have made similar donations in their various constituencies.
The Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim, Hon. Joseph Mensah in an interview indicated that they earlier decided to donate to the entire region and later changed that decision to concentrate on Effia-Nkwanta because it is the last stop hospital in the region where referrals are taken to.
He exhorts the public not to downplay the danger COVID-19 poses to our life but rather adhere to the directives of the president to stay home as well as observing hygiene protocols.
On behalf of the management and staff of Effia-Nkwantal Regional Hospital, the Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil who received the items thanked the MPs for the kind gesture and promised to use the items for its intended purpose.
He said a lot of thinking and discussion has gone into the selection of the items, adding that each of the items are very useful to the fight of COVID-19 pandemic.
He therefore commended government for instituting certain measures and incentives to motivate the health professionals in the discharge of their duties.