The Member of Parliament for Binduri in the Upper East region, Dr. Robert Baba Kuganab-lem, has donated assorted items to health facilities, markets and chiefs in his constituency to help fight the novel coronavirus.
The items worth 26,850 cedis included 50 Veronica buckets, 410 bottles of sanitizers, 25 gallons of disinfectants, 50 gallons of liquid soap, disposable gloves, 10 boxes of nose masks, 20 boxes of examination gloves, tissue papers, and non-contact thermometers.
Dr. Kuganab-lem used the occasion to educate the public on the need to observe all the precautionary measures to help contain the virus.
He said the fight against the global pandemic required the collective efforts of every Ghanaian.
He said the national response plan put in place by the government to combat the disease would not succeed if the citizenry refuse to comply with the necessary basic protocols and directives.
The MP said it was important to protect health workers especially those at the forefront sacrificing their lives daily in the interest of the public.
He assured the health directorate of his readiness to support them whenever the need arises, indicating that when his portion of the Common Fund is approved he would donate more towards the fight against the virus.
A nutritionist Mr. Eadbert Ansoba, who received the items on behalf of Health directorate, commended the MP for the donation, describing it as timely and critical to service delivery in the face of the deadly disease.
He said the constant availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers would boost their confidence in attending to patients, saying that, every client who visited a health facility was a potential carrier of the disease.