Dr. Francis Kasolo on behalf of the World Health Organization donated covid-19 items to the Ministry of Health on Friday, July 16. According to the WHO representative, the donation is part of WHO and the United Nations’ continuous support to the Government of Ghana’s effort to fighting COVID-19. Dr. Kasolo indicated the donation was funded by the World Bank Pandemic Emergency Fund and the World Health Organization.
The items donated included 44 Patient monitors and accessories, 25 Oxygen concentrators and accessories, 1 Arterial blood gas analyzer, 5 Electrocardiogram machines, 125 pieces of venturi masks adult, 125 pieces of venturi masks paediatric, 500 pieces of Nasal oxygen cannula with prongs adult and 500 pieces of paediatric Nasal oxygen cannula with prongs.
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Health Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, who received the items on behalf of the Minister of Health, expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to WHO for their timely intervention. Mr. Oku-Afari indicated he had lost count of the number of times WHO had donated items and supported the ministry in diverse ways. According to him, the items had come at a time some hospitals were in dire need. He further assured the representatives of WHO a swift and equitable distribution of the items to serve their intended purposes. Turning his attention to COVID-19, he called on the public to adhere strictly to the safety protocol, stating Ghana is not free from COVID-19 yet, so we need to keep our guard.