The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essential items to four health institutions in the Central Region.
The beneficiary institutions were the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, the Ajumako District Hospital and two other polyclinics in Ajumako/Enyan/ Esiam District.
The support was to help enhance the institutions’ fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to the Managing Director, Dr John Kofi Mensah, the donation formed a part of the bank’s commitment in ensuring that hospitals and clinics were well equipped to help fight the pandemic.
“Our health professionals are putting their lives at risk to save us, it is, therefore, necessary for us to support them and give them the encouragement that we are with them in these difficult times,” he said.
The managing director called on other institutions to support the government in the fight against the pandemic.
He admonished Ghanaians to strictly abide by the health protocols spelt out by the government as the pandemic had gravely affected the socio-economic activities in the country.
"The board of ADB has committed GH¢1 million to support the fight against the pandemic"
He said, “The major support we can give to government in times like this is to observe all health protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, especially the wearing of masks, observing social distancing, frequently washing of hands under running water and the use of alcohol based hand sanitisers.”
Dr Mensah said the board of ADB had devoted GH¢1 million to support the fight against the pandemic.
The Deputy Cape Coast Regional Minister, Mr Thomas Agyei Baffour, thanked the bank for the gesture and indicated that the donation was timely as the items had come at a time the region had recorded few COVID-19 cases.
He said the items would further boost the morale of doctors and health professionals to offer their best in helping people affected by the virus.