Madam Helen Tetteh the administrator of the Maamobi General Hospital has debunked media reports that she sells Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to staff of the facility.
Media reports on April 22, 2020, accused her of selling PPEs such as face mask to her staff instead of giving it to them for free as directed by the government.
She has however denied the reports and said even though they have limited number of PEEs, they supply the staff as and when they need it.
She however called on the government to provide them with enough PPEs to help them treat patients without fear.
“I will say it is not true that we sell PPEs to our staff, we had in stock quantity of face mask and management issued a memo to the effect that all unit heads must go for face mask from the general store and the records are there. We do not give it to them on a daily basis, we issue some specific quantity to the various units and it is expected that as and when it is exhausted they request for more. We have had some PPEs from the government but it is not enough we need more”
Ghana has begun the manufacturing of PPEs to help health workers battle the novel coronavirus.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the initiative and said the local production can end the importation of the medical gear.
These companies have been tasked by the government to produce over 6.3 million PPEs ranging from robes, medical scrubs, medical gowns, gloves among others.
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Ghana, there have been calls to provide more PPEs to these health workers to ensure they perform their duties well.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as of April 22, 2020 stood at 1,154 with 120 recoveries and 9 deaths.