The South West Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in partnership with their Women’s Wing Department have offered some Personal Protective Equipment and sanitary items to its health facility; Nagel Memorial Hospital, in Takoradi of the Western Region, to boost their effort in fighting the novel coronavirus.
The items worth Seven Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC7,000.00) included 10 galons of hand washing liquid soap, 10 galons of hand sanitizers, 50 pieces of gloves and nose mask, 15 packs of tissue papers, 3 galons of bleach (parazone), among others.
President of the church in Western Region, Pastor Yaw Kwakye Adeyefe said the gesture is a comprehensive support scheme taken by the SDA church Ghana to support front-liners in managing the pandemic. He disclosed that the church has also made a donation of GH100,000.00 to the national COVID 19 trust fund.
“When the nation was plagued with this COVID 19, the President spoke, and he put a request that all of us should bring our assistance on board, so together we can help fight it and win as a country. So when the call came in, we also sat as a church, and planned nationally…so we decided to do a presentation at the COVID 19 fund and also in our own small way do it in bit and pieces throughout the various headquarters of the church” he justified.
Pastor Kwakye- Adeyefe added that an order has been made for a GHC400,000.00 worth of PPEs, that he hinted “will be arriving soon”. These PPEs he mentioned will augment existing preventive and protective measures taken by government in this crisis.
Pastor Kwakye Adeyefe admonish the public to strictly abide by the protocols as directed by the national medical team, whiles admitting that it is about time Christians call on the Almighty to deliver us from such a pandemic.
“Medically, we should not joke with the measures the experts have proffered. Besides, as Christians we also need to pray because with God, all things are possible” he said.
Acting Medical Director of the Nagel Memorial Hospital, Dr. Boakye Akyeampong, expressed his gratitude to the church for the gesture. He remarked that the items will give them a major boost in fighting the pandemic.