The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency and Group Chairman for Kencity Media Ltd, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has donated several medical supplies to hospitals across Ghana to help with the fight against Coronavirus.
The items are 100,000 pieces of facemasks, gloves and 100 gallons of hand sanitizers. They are to be used by frontline workers in all 16 regional hospitals in Ghana. Also, he has donated about 200 hospital beds towards the COVID-19.
Presenting the items to the government on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the forecourt of Kencity Building, Hon. Ken Agyapong said the gesture formed part of his widows’s might. He said the donation was made in partnership with his Chinese partner and was hopeful it will help hospitals nation wide.
Receiving the items on behalf of government, the deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban, thanked the MP for his kind gesture. Total traced cases are 598, community spread low, most cases are imported, he stated.
Ghana has recorded a total of 52 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with two deaths related to the virus as at March 24 but the Deputy Minister said even though the situation in Ghana is scaring, it is not hopeless. He said the 25 new cases were recorded from those mandatory quarantined upon the president’s directive.
Responding to questions on calls for a lockdown, he stated that the call for lockdown has not come up for serious discussion. He stated that when the need arises, the Inter ministerial commitee on COVID19 would advise President Nana Akufo-Addo in that direction.
It can be recalled that the member of parliament Hon. Kennedy Agyapong over the weekend donated 3000 nose masks to the Greater Accra Regional hospital to be used by the frontline workers.