COVID-19: Ksi. South Reg. Hospital Benefits from MTN Ghana Donation
The MTN Ghana Foundation has extended its support to frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, by donating personal protective equipment to the Kumasi South Regional Hospital.
The capacity to improve medical care and treatment for COVID-19, at the Kumasi South Regional Hospital, is expected to see a boost henceforth.
This is because the MTN Ghana Foundation on Thursday donated 3,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the hospital located in the Ashanti Region.
The donation formed part of the telecom leader’s three core tenets of corporate social responsibility; which are health, education, and economic empowerment.
Addressing journalists at the brief handing over ceremony, Acting General Manager of MTN Northern Sector, Simon Amoh at a brief ceremony mentioned that: “If you look at the MTN Ghana Foundation, we rest on 3 pillars; the pillar of health, the pillar of education, the pillar of economic empowerment and of course these 3 intertwine in one way or the other. A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. It is for this reason that we have come to the Kumasi South Regional Hospital today to make a donation of PPE to support the work of frontliners with the outbreak of the COVID pandemic.”
He continued that: “With the outbreak of the pandemic, there was quite a difficulty in the system trying to understand what we could do to make sure we stem it or nip it in the bud but I think with the support of the frontline staff, we’ve been able to a large extent bring the numbers within reasonable limit; so our support here today is to aid in that fight.”
The MTN Ghana Foundation has since supported the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Institute, the National COVID-19 Trust Fund with PCR test kits, PPEs, and now donating to 2 regional hospitals across the 16 regions.
Ghana’s COVID-19 stats as of September 10, 2020, stood at 45,313 confirmed cases, with 44,188 recoveries, 125 new cases, 842 active cases, with 283 deaths.
Out of the 45,313, Ashanti Region figures stood at 10,909 cases.
The Clinical Care Coordinator at the Kumasi South Regional Hospital, Dr. Angela Durowaa Frempong who received the medical supplies, intimated that the items were not going to help only frontliners but also clients who visit the facility.
“The government cannot supply all the consumables that we need so we really appreciate MTN for what they have procured for us, it’ll really help us. I can assure you that we’re not going to misuse them.”
The Bekwai Government Hospital also benefited from the MTN Ghana Foundation gesture.