Dr. Grace Ayensu donates PPE’s & items worth $10,000 to Essikadu Hospital.
Parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress in the Essikado-Ketan Constituency, Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth $10,000 to the Essikado Hospital.
Dr. Ayensu’s donation included 300 pieces of white Microfiber Wiper Sheets, 40 pieces of powder-free nitrile exam gloves, 400 pieces of gauze 4”x 4” packs, 10 pieces of blue wate- proof gown (top and bottom), 100 pieces of comfort fit super sensitive face mask and
500 pieces of biohazard specimen bags for COVID-19 specimen collection for testing. There were also 30 pieces of yellow level 2 breathable flexible liquid barrier performance gowns,
15 pieces of film gown with thumb hooks, 120 pieces of N95 particulate respirator masks,
and many others.
Speaking to journalists Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah, revealed her donation to the Hospital was in response to complaints from health workers about the inadequate PPE’s at the facility.
“It is time to put the politics aside and support the response readiness of our frontline health personnel. This is my bit and the mission of a foundation I represent to help with this Coronavirus issue and whatever it takes to make sure that our healthcare workers are protected. I am donating 300 white microfiber wiper sheets, 400 gauze pack, 10 pajamas, 100 face masks, 500 biohazard specimen bags to collect COVID-19 specimen for testing, 30 yellow liquid burial performance gown, 120 N95 respirator masks, 400 surgical masks, 1,200 exam gloves, 500 towel tissues, 300 surgical gloves and 12 bedsheets as well as 20 bags of sachet water for the Essikado Hospital. This is just the beginning and we will still continue to monitor and see what the hospital has and if there is anything else we can add,” she said.
Some of the items donated by Dr. Grace Ayensu.
The items were received on behalf of the hospital by the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. Dan Anane Frimpong. While showing expressing appreciation after receiving the donation, Dr. Anane encouraged members of the public to emulate the effort of Dr. Ayensu.
“These items are going to help us very well since we have had difficulties getting some of the logistics and PPEs we needed to prepare adequately to face this pandemic. With these items donated to us, it will go a long way to prepare us to handle possible cases in this facility…We also want to appeal to other individuals and corporate entities that we still need a lot of support; financial, logistics and PPEs,” he said.
The hospital is one of four facilities in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis, listed as holding centers for the novel Coronavirus. Presently, Ghana has recorded 205 cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths while 3 persons have recorded from the virus.