The Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi were the recipients of 40 packets of disposable gloves, 40 gallons of chlorine solution, 40 gallon of liquid soap as well as 480 rolls of hand tissue.
The items donated by the Western and Western North Regions Association of Rural and Community Banks were to aid the hospital amid the strain placed on them due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Presenting the items, Dr. Toni Aubynn, President of the Association noted that “the onset of COVID-19 has placed immense strain on the availability of resources of health facilities, thereby placing hospital officials under severe pressure to provide the needed resources”.
He added that Rural and community banks with their unique ownership, could not be complacent while their healthcare facilities continued to suffer under pressure as they struggled to secure resources to care for their patients.
Dr. Aubynn said, “the items were in addition to donations made by member banks to other health institutions in their operational areas, which brought the total cost of support provided by RCBs in the Western Chapter close to GH¢200,000.”
He expressed his hope that the close relationship between the RCBs and the Ghana Health Service would flourish and expand for many years.
Kwodwo Okyere Apenteng, Head of Pharmacy at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital pointed out that COVID-19 had indeed placed a huge strain on the facility.
Explaining his circumstance, he added that under the health protocols to observe due to COVID-19 such as the washing of hands were essential and that the tissues used in cleaning the hands get finished frequently. “This is the largest amount of hand tissue the hospital has ever received and we are forever grateful and hope that other institutions would emulate the RCBs and provide aid to this and other facilities,” he added.