Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga East Constituency, Dominic Akuritinaga Ayine, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Bolgatanga East District Health Directorate to support the fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The items included; over 4,000 pieces of nose masks, over 3,000 pieces of hand gloves, protective clothing and 30 veronica buckets with stands and washing bowls.
The rest are 30 boxes of alcoholic-based hand sanitizers, 3 infrared medical thermometers to help prevent the outbreak and the spread of COVID-19 in the constituency.
Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Ayine described the pandemic as a world crisis that requires the support of all to mitigate its impact on citizens and the economy hence his support to fight the pandemic.
“I know COVID-19 is a public health crisis which may affect my constituents and I don’t pray we record any case of COVID-19 but we have to take preventive measures to ensure that, COVID-19 does not affect our people”.
Dr. Ayine also contributed an amount of GHS5,000 to support the facility embark on massive public education on the preventive measures constituents must adhere to, to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
He urged health workers to be more careful in their field of work to avoid been infected by the virus and possibly spreading it.
Dr. Ayine urged residents to strictly adhere to the preventive measures outline by the state to prevent the spread of the virus in the district.
He admonished residents to regularly wash their hands under running water or sanitize their hands and observe social distancing while covering their mouths with disposal tissue when sneezing or coughing and wear nose masks at all times to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Mr. Eugene Osei Yeboah, the District Director of Health for Bolgatanga East who received the items, pledged to make judicious use of them.
He further appealed to benevolent organizations and philanthropist to join the fight by donating more PPE to the directorate.
The Upper East Region has recorded eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death.