The Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital has received some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Central Regional Chapter of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA).
The donation came as a result of the hospital appealing for support as they are one of the designated facilities in the Central Region managing COVID-19 cases.
The items, worth over GHc 5,000 were procured mainly through the contribution of members who were touched by the hospital’s plea to the general public for support to enable them to fight the Pandemic.
They include 6000 pieces of face masks, 5,000 pieces of hand gloves, 40 boxes of hand sanitizers, quantities of bottled water, among others.
President of MOBA-Central Dr Kenneth Aikins, who led the presentation said they felt the need to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Association has contributed GHc 200,000 to the COVID-19 fund.
Dr. Aikins also took the opportunity to commend health workers for their dedicated service and assured them of the Country’s support.
A Senior Nursing Officer and the Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response team at the Hospital, Mrs Freda Serwaa Asiamah Horsu expressed gratitude to them for the gesture.
She said the support would greatly help the hospital provide essential services and also take good care of the COVID-19 patents who were in their care and called on other organisations to come to their aid.
“Using PPEs is very crucial in our work at this time. It helps us give adequate care and protect the staff rendering the care”, she indicated.
She gave an update on the COVID-19 situation at the hospital and said five of the nineteen (19) COVID-19 patients being managed at the facility had been discharged.
She then sent an appeal to the government, philanthropists, cooperate institutions, and other organisations to come to the aid of the hospital to address its infrastructure and logistic challenges.