The Association of Oil Marketing Companies in the Republic of Ghana has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the 37 Military Hospital to enable doctors and nurses attend to coronavirus patients.
The PPE, valued at GHS111, 650 include protective goggle, surgical mask, theatre boots, pulse oximeter, suction pump, nasal oxygen cannula, disposable gown and head cover.
The Association, led by its Chairman Mr Johnny Blagogee and the Industry Coordinator, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, made the presentation on behalf of the Association on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Making the presentation, Mr Johnny Blagogee noted that frontline health officers are, sometimes, unwilling to attend to COVIS-19 patients if they are not protected because of the danger of contracting the virus.
This, he explained, is the reason the association found it necessary to support the hospital since the staff are key as far as treating COVID-19 patients are concerned.
According to him, the PPE were specific to the needs of the hospital and urged the beneficiaries to do their best to help combat the virus.
Mr Blagogee, who expressed concern about the low recovery rate of COVID-19 patients, said it his prayer that the current trend would change.
The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital Brig. General Nii Adza Obodai who received the items on behalf of the hospital praised the Association for the gesture and promised to ensure that the items are put to good use.
In a related development, the Association also donated GHS100,000 into the Ghana National COVID-19 Trust Fund.
The COVID-19 Trust Fund was created by the government of Ghana to mobilise resources to tackle the spread of the dreaded virus.
The Chairperson of the National COVID-19 Trust Fund, Justice Sophia Akufo, who received the donation on behalf of the Trustees, expressed the gratitude of the Trust Fund for the gesture.
Justice Sophia Akufo pledged that every penny of the money would be put into the fight against the COVID-19.
“We want to assure you that every penny is going to go into the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus,” she assured her guests.