Second Lady, Samira Bawumia has donated some items to two of Ghana's biggest psychiatric hospitals on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.
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The Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), donated items worth thousands of cedis to the Pantang and the Accra Psychiatric hospitals to assist the staff and patients of these facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The items included hand sanitizers, nose masks, liquid soaps, tissues, wastebaskets, veronica buckets and bowls, rice, oil, gari among others.
The items were handed over to the Pantang Hospital for onward presentation to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Speaking to the media after the presentation, Mrs. Bawumia said her foundation wants to pay attention to mental health in the country and also urged corporate Ghana to support them.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei who received the items expressed appreciation to the Second Lady.
The Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP) is a not-for-profit organisation established with the purpose of empowering the underprivileged in Ghana through diverse social intervention projects to improve lives.
YEN.com.gh also earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to refrain from organising large family gatherings during the Easter celebrations.
According to him, such groupings, as well as all other forms of assemblies flouts the rules of social distancing. Sharing with Ghanaians new developments in the government’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic, he explained that the general public needs to sacrifice and observe the Easter in their homes.
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