The Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee of The Church of Pentecost on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other hand-hygiene items worth GHS 20, 000.00 to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.
The items donated include 25 boxes of Surgical Face Masks, 25 boxes of Theatre Caps, 20 pieces of medical safety goggles, 20 pieces of coverall and 10 pairs of medical clogs.
The rest are 1008 pieces of carbolic soap, 180 pieces of hand tissue, 20 pieces of veronica hand washing buckets, 20 pieces of Plastic buckets, 10 gallons of liquid soap and 5 gallons of hand sanitizer. The items were received by the Head of Surgical Department at the Hospital, Dr Amponsah Manu.
Presenting the medical items to Management of the Hospital, the Koforidua Area Head of the church, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante said the donation is part of the church’s Corporate Social Responsibility at the behest of the leadership of The Church of Pentecost to augment government’s efforts in keeping the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at bay in the country.
Apostle S.O Asante, who is also an Executive Council Member of the church, commended health workers in the region for their relentless service to humanity in this pandemic. He was hopeful that the items donated would be used to protect health workers and also be used to take care of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at the hospital.
Mrs Mary Amponsah Kwatia, Head of Administration at Eastern Regional Hospital, commended The Church of Pentecost for the timely donation to the facility. She said current prices of PPEs have skyrocketed due to demand exceeding supply globally. According to her, theatre caps were in short supply at the facility therefore the 25 pieces presented among the tall list of items would go a long way to help staff of the hospital.
Present during the donation were Apostle E.A.K. Ekuban (Suhum Area Head), Apostle D.Y. Nsaful (Effiduase Area Head), Apostle Lawrence Otu Nyarko (Kade Area Head) and Pastor Isaac Eshun (Asamankese Area Head). Some district ministers of the church, as well as members of the Executive Committee of the Koforidua and Effiduase Areas, were also present.
Report by Koforidua Area Media Team