COVID-19: Penal Health Foundation donates essential items to Sekondi Prisons
Penal Heath Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in the Western Region, with a prime goal of enhancing basic health care in our reformation centers/prisons, has supported the Sekondi Central Prisons with some essential items to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A donation was made to this effect to restock their infirmary over the weekend. The items included, gallons of multipurpose liquid soaps, multipurpose towel, disposable tissue papers, hand sanitizers and disinfectants.
Executive Director for Penal Health Foundation, Michael Agbeze at a short ceremony to hand over the items to the prisons service indicated that, “as the nation observe the preventive mechanisms the inmates who are exposed to the outbreak as a result of the poor physical distancing in their facilities needed these items to offer them some protection from the viral infection”
“Our main purpose is to provide health support to the prisons service, purposely for the prison inmates. So, we are adopting the prison health facility to give them the needed support in terms of providing medical supplies and then everything that will enhance health delivery in the prisons service. So as part of the COVID-19 intervention, we are providing these items to support the service”, he indicated.
Regional Operations Officer DSP Amarfio Samuel, who received the items on behalf of the service, expressed their gratitude to the organisation for their timely intervention. According to him, the foundation has been a reliable partner to the prisons service, and added that “the items provided will go a long way to support the inmates”
“We say a very big thank you to your foundation for considering us in times like this. We are very grateful for the donation. This donation will go a long way to help us in preventing the pandemic. These are consumables and they are the things we use daily in the prison yard and per our position, when we take two gallons, at the shortest time, it gets finished so we are very much grateful,”