Two organizations have donated 10 ventilators to support government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The companies are Peewood Limited and Tema Bonded Terminal.
Presenting the medical equipment to government in Accra on Tuesday at the Press Briefing, a representative of the two organization, Mr. Adu Arthur said the donation was part of their contribution to support the efforts of the government of Ghana in the handling and management of the pandemic in the country.
He said the ventilators have the same specifications as those being ordered by the Ministry of Health.
The Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo who received the items on behalf of the government praised the two companies for their support and urged corporate Ghana to continue to assist the state in fighting the pandemic.
He appealed to the general public to cooperate with health officials in observing the preventive etiquettes especially wearing of masks and social distancing.
The two companies have requested that the government distribute the 10 ventilators to the following hospitals and health institutions.
1. GPHA International Maritime Hospital, Tema – 2 Ventilators
2. Tema Government Hospital, Tema – 1 Ventilator
3. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital – 2 Ventilators
4. South Suntreso Government Hospital – 1 Ventilator
5. Sunyani Regional Hospital – 1 Ventilator
6. Ho Teaching Hospital – 1 Ventilator
7. Oda Government Hospital – 1 Ventilator
8. Yilo Krobo Municipal Health Directorate – 1 Ventilator
Ventilators are critical medical devices needed in the management of serious coronavirus cases.
They are used in intensive-care when victims are unable to breathe by themselves or breathing insufficiently.
The unit cost of a standard ventilator is estimated to be between $25,000 and $50,000 which is not easily affordable for Ghana, even worse the pandemic has caused a global shortage of ventilators.