John Mahama donates to Ridge Hospital
Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has presented 100 sets of personal protective equipment to the Ridge hospital.
The items presented include 100 full sets of PPE, 100 gum boots, 120 doctors scrubs, 50 patients gowns, 30 theatre gowns and 400 packs of bottled water.
The presentation, according to Mr. Mahama, follows reports of shortage of PPE and other materials required by the frontline medical personnel at the hospital in their fight against the coronavirus.
Mr Mahama, who is also the NDC flagbearer, hopes that the items presented will help in protecting the staff of the hospital as they go about their work.
“We all, Ghana, appreciates the work you are doing. You are the frontline defence of the population against the disease and we must all support you to be able to protect us,” he reassured the health professionals.
Receiving the awards, the Medical Director in charge of the Ridge Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh, noted that the items presented “are really the things that the hospital has been lacking, particularly the PPE, surgical face masks, overalls. These are items that are really needed.”
“The other day I was describing a situation that when the staff want a gown and attend to a patient, it takes up to about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the gowning. And the items that are used after one usage, you have to discard all of them, and come in for a fresh one. It is for this reason that the demand is so high,” Dr. Srofenyoh explained.
Mr Mahama was accompanied by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Chair of the NDC COVID-19 Technical Team, Prosper Bani and the MP for Klottey Korle Dr. Zanetor Agemang-Rawlings.