COVID 19: Joe Ghartey initiates free nose mask and educational project for constituents
A ‘free nose mask and educational project’, courtesy the Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan, Joe Ghartey; has been initiated to support communities fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
This initiative, is a third of a series of a social support undertaken by the legislator amid the COVID 19 pandemic, to improve the health of residents and offer the best experience of personal and communal hygiene.
The first phase of this laudable social support was the distribution of over two hundred veronica buckets and packets of sanitary items to public places in communities within the constituency; the second of which, witnessed the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment and other logistics to health facilities in the area, including the Essikado Government Hospital.
In pursuit of this goal, the Constituency Executives on behalf of the legislator, visited the Sofokrom community to educate residents on the disease, and the use of nose masks. Hundreds of locally sewn-reusable nose masks were shared among residents of the community today. Other communities will in the ensuing days benefit from the initiative.
Constituency Secretary for Essikado-Ketan, of the New Patriotic Party, Thomas Amoah who led the exercise, explained that the production and distribution of these nose masks, coupled with the sensitization of constituents on the novel coronavirus, seek to support communities in nurturing a behavior of wearing these protective gear.
“Our MP value lives, and cannot ignore the responsibility he owes his constituents in this trying times. Today, the wearing of nose masks have become a mandatory practice in communities where the disease is most profound but then, we also have to learn to use it to prevent the spread of the virus here” he added.
Community Healthcare Nurse at the Essikado Hospital, Grace Amissah who facilitate an educational session on the use and importance of nose mask, shared that, the public need to identify with the threat the pandemic poses to human life and society. She noted that each and every person, as a matter of concern should adapt to the wearing of nose mask, especially in public.