The Performing Nation Representative for WHO in Ghana, Dr. Neema Kimambo has reiterated the UN Family persisted toughen and collaboration of the Authorities of Ghana within the allotment of accelerating COVID-19 infections.
In a speech study on her behalf at a short ceremony to quit some clinical instruments and provides, Dr. Kimambo stated since March 12, 2020 when Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 cases, the United Nations’ WHO along with its Neatly being Partners accept as true with supported in skill building efforts, the provision of logistics as wisely as technical assistance in coordinating the total response in Ghana. She added that, to this level, WHO has supported the coaching of about 600 contact tracers.
The newest donation of 4,970 Gene Professional Cartridges, 15,000 objects of KN 95 Respirator Masks, 32 Patient Screens and determination of Sheilds, Examination Gloves, Goggles, Robes, Medical Masks, became with toughen from the World Bank Pandemic Emergency Fund – PEF and equipped by Dr. Sally-Ann Ohene, Illness Prevention and Adjust Officer to the Ministry of Neatly being.
The objects that are estimated to save $360,000.00 are expected to be disbursed to the loads of Treatment Services and products, the National Ambulance Provider and some selected laboratories in areas with high burden of COVID-19 cases. As well, the National Ambulance Provider purchased some funding toughen of GHS 72,300 from WHO to salvage fuel to transport COVID-19 cases to designated facilities within the gap. Along with the UN Family, WHO moreover equipped 120 oxygen cylinders (with oxygen) to the Ghana Infectious Illness Centre (GIDC) to abet set up the build bigger in severe and serious cases of COVID-19.
The Minister for Neatly being, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu in an announcement, recounted the confusion and uncertainty that plagued most countries on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic practically 12 months ago. He further recalled the whole emergency preparedness equipment that became activated and how a lot toughen the country purchased from its construction partners.
He acknowledged with remorse, how the country appears to be like to be “in that identical scenario again, getting increases on a on a regular foundation foundation with facilities with regards to stout”, and therefore known as on all Ghanaians to strictly adhere to the whole safety protocols for the rationale that law enforcement companies had been mandated to position in drive them.
Hon. Agyemang-Manu stated he became very grateful to the UN and its companies for his or her unflinching toughen to the Authorities of Ghana and became hopeful that together, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic would possibly well be received.