The municipal chief executive for the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, Saeed Muhazu Jibril Jegede, has presented personal protective equipment (PPEs) on behalf of the assembly to the West Gonja Health Directorate in Damongo in the Savannah Region to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the municipality.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to hand over the equipment, Jegede said it was the collective responsibility of every organisation, including the various MMDCEs, to help equip the health facilities to fight the deadly disease.
He said even though what the municipality was presenting to them was not enough, it would go a long way to help the health directorate reach out to the various health facilities in the municipality to fight coronavirus.
The MCE further acknowledged the efforts of the municipal health directorate headed by Hajia Sulemana Fuseina for their role so far in helping fight the deadly disease and again praised God since the region is yet to record its first case.
Among the equipment presented to the health directorate were 10 infrared thermometer guns, five movable rechargeable megaphones, 2,200 pieces of nose masks, 29 waste bins and a bale of cloth, The MCE asked the health directorate to employ the services of dressmakers to help produce nose masks to be distributed free of charge in the markets, transport stations and other public places, with the assembly taking up the cost.
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The municipal health director for the West Gonja Municipality, Hajia Sulemana Fuseina, expressed gratitude to the assembly for the donation, especially the gun thermometers, which she said her organisation had lacked because of the cost involved in purchasing them.
She said out of 26 health facilities in the municipality, including the West Gonja Catholic Hospital, have a total of six gun thermometers.
Hajia Fuseina said an additional two were donated by the member of parliament for Damongo, taking the total to eight, which was still inadequate for the directorate.
She added that the donation would boost their efforts to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
The health director went on to urge Ghanaians to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health in order to limit the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, Jegede disclosed to the media that a total of 10 poly tanks filled with water will be put at the entrance of markets and transport stations in the municipality on a daily basis alongside soap for people to wash their hands when entering and leaving those places.
He said some of the tanks would be sent to Larabanga, Busunu and other communities in the municipality.
By: Lansah Muniru, Savannah Region| YEN.com.gh