Officials of La Clinic and Raphal Medical Centre, Tema have taken delivery of some medical supplies donated by The Church of Pentecost in Greater Accra to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region.
The donation is in line with the church’s commitment towards supplementing the efforts of Government in managing the spread of the deadly virus.
The supplies were handed over to officials of the hospital on Friday, April 3, 2020, by the Coordinator of the Greater-Accra Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) of the church and Achimota Area Head, Apostle David Tettey Tekper, during a short presentation ceremony at the premises of the La Area office in Accra. Among those present were Apostle John Osei Amaniampong (La Area Head), Apostle Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head) and Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head).
Raphal Medical Centre received 16 Veronica buckets with a table stand and washbasins, 8 boxes of Carbolic soaps, 15 boxes of tissues, 1 box of hand sanitisers, 11 boxes of disposable gloves, 150 pieces of face masks, 5 gumboots and 10 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs).
The La Clinic, on the other hand, received 8 Veronica buckets with a table stand and washbasins, 4 boxes of Carbolic soaps, 7 boxes of tissues, 1 box of hand sanitisers, 6 boxes of disposable gloves, 75 pieces of face masks, 2 gumboots and 5 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs).
The CoP-Greater Accra is made up of 13 administrative areas, namely Achimota, Kaneshie, La, Teshie-Nungua, Odorkor, Dansoman, Madina, Haatso, Kasoa, Anyaa-Ablekuma, Tema, Ashaiman and Downtown Ofaakor.
As of April 2, Ghana had recorded 204 cases of COVID-19 from five (5) regions (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern) with Greater-Accra Region recording the highest number of cases (183).
It is expected that the donation would help to adequately equip health workers who are frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 and protect patients from contracting the virus.
The Church of Pentecost remains committed to playing a critical role in the national fight against the coronavirus disease.
It will be recalled that the CoP Headquarters on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, donated PPEs to the Ministry of Health and released 12 vans to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for nationwide public education as part of efforts to combat COVID-19.
The CoP-Ashanti Region (comprising 11 administrative areas) and the Ho Area have also made separate donations to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Ho Teaching Hospital respectively in support of government’s efforts in dealing with the pandemic in Ghana.
In addition to the above donations, CoP-Greater Accra has also presented PPEs to 13 selected health facilities, namely LEKMA Hospital, Amasaman Hospital, Kaneshie Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Ga South Municipal Hospital, Tema Polyclinic, Mamprobi Polyclinic, GA East Hospital, Ashaiman Polyclinic, Amanfro Polyclinic, Kasoa New Market Clinic and Oduman Polyclinic, through the Ministry of Health.
It has also made separate donations to the Pentecost Hospital and the Ghana Prisons Service.
The Headquarters of the church has received clearance from the Ministry of Health (MoH) to distribute PPEs to all Pentecost health facilities outside the Greater Accra region.