14.04.2020 General News

COVID-19 Private Sector Fund To Feed Frontline Health Workers

COVID-19 Private Sector Fund To Feed Frontline Health Workers
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The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund's "Feed-a-Kayayo" Project has come to an end on April 13.

In a statement signed by Senyo Hosi, a Trustee of the Fund, it said, this is because of a similar rollout of the feeding programme by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

He indicated that the Fund will be embarking on other initiatives including “Feed-the-Frontline” which involves providing meals for frontline health professionals.

Another initiative will be the “Protect and Resource the Frontline” which will involve delivering much-needed personal protective equipment to hospitals treating and caring for COVID-19 patients. And also “the construction of a 100-bed isolation and treatment facility at the Ga East Hospital which serves as the National COVID-19 Treatment Centre.”

The Feed-a-Kayayo Project started on April 1, 2020, and was expected to end on April 12, 2020.

The project was aimed at feeding up to 8,000 head-porters a day with 6,000 porters in the Greater Accra region and 2,000 in the Ashanti region.

The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund was established by 10 private businessmen and women to raise GHS 100m to complement government's efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

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