Personal protective equipment and hygiene products worth 180,000 US dollars donated to selected hospitals
Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Pantang Hospital, Lena Anane-Abebrese receiving donations for Pantang
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“If I could jump, you will see me jumping. We are very happy and grateful for this immense support” Dr. Salamatu Attah NantogmaDr. Anthony Quampah, Medical Superintendent of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission Hospital who received the items on behalf of the facility said the war against the covid19 menace cannot be fought by one person as it requires inter-sectorial collaboration. According to him the pandemic has put a lot of strain on most medical facilities. “we are already running with tight budgets and are now supposed to look for additional funds to procure all these items which you have freely brought to us” he said.
“Your donation will help cushion this facility and help make regular hand washing readily available to all persons who visit this hospital” Dr. Anthony QuampahDr. David Mekano, Medical Superintendent of the Kasoa Polyclinic said the donation has come as a surprise to the facility as they least expected it. They expressed gratitude to UNHCR while hoping for a better collaboration going forward. At the Pantang Hospital, Deputy Director of Nursing services, Lena Anane-Abebrese who received the items on behalf of the facility was grateful to UNHCR. “Thank you for remembering us UNHCR. These items are timely and will really go a long way in helping us render the needed care and support to our brothers and sisters who are here. Together with our patients we say thank you” she noted. At the Shai Osudoku District Hospital, Dr. Kennedy T.C Brightson, the Medical Superintendent extolled the relationship between the hospital and UNHCR which he described as a wonderful one.
“Together we take care of refugees. For us, refugees are people just like us and that it’s only life circumstances that forced them in their situation” Dr. Kennedy T.C BrightsonDr. Brightson said “at this crucial moment in the world where we are battling an invisible enemy covid19, we are happy you have remembered us and stretched your hands to support us”.