Kumasi South Hospital receives PPE from MTN Foundation
MTN Foundation-Ghana has presented about 3,000 pieces of clinical masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to the management of the Kumasi South Hospital at Atonsu-Agogo.
The donation is to help protect staff in their line of their duty in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
Mr. Simon Amoh, Acting General Manager of MTN Northern Business sector, said the donation was in recognition of the significant role the Kumasi South Hospital has played in the management of the COVID-19 since its outbreak.
According to Mr. Amoh, MTN recognises the pivotal role the facility continues to play in the outbreak of the COVID-19, and that it is important they are supported with PPE.
This, he said, makes it incumbent for every institution to support the staff and workers to deliver quality healthcare to clients who are admitted at the facility.
The acting General Manager stated that MTN was committed to the government and the Ministry of Health, hence the donation of 44,000 PPE and PCR machines to the National COVID Trust Fund since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Mr. Amoh revealed that MTN had spent about GH¢5 million on PPE and was also investing in behavioural change programmes, including the now christened “Be Wise Campaign,” which seeks to raise awareness towards the importance of face masks in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Under the “Be Wise Campaign”, MTN is donating 88,500 clinical masks to 30 other hospitals in all the16 regions of the country, Mr. Amoh disclosed.
Dr. Angela Durowaah Frimpong, Clinical Care Coordinator at the Kumasi South Hospital, who received the items from the MTN officials, expressed her profound gratitude to the management and staff of MTN for the kind gesture, noting that the items had come at the right time and would serve their intended purposes.
She called for more of such support from corporate bodies to enable them to have greater stock of consumables to deal with emergencies.