DMAC Foundation donates to Afram Plains South District Health Directorate
DMAC Foundation donates to Afram Plains South District Health Directorate. The Divine Mother and Child Foundation (DMAC Foundation), based in Koforidua has joined the call to support the Government’s effort at providing a positive response to the spread of the novel cornavirus (COVID-19).
In the wake of halting the spread, frontline workers get themselves infected. So far, it has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health that some 13 Doctors have tested positive for COVID-19.
It has become crucial therefore for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to complement governments efforts at equipping health works.
It is in this light that DMAC Foundation with help from the Vodafone Foundation donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Kwahu Afram Plains South District to help fight. The items include Infrared Thermometers, Disposable Gowns, Coverall, Nose Masks, Tissues, and Hand Sanitizers. They are estimated to have cost the NGO eight thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghs 8,000.00)
Funds for the items were provided by Vodafone Foundation. The Foundation has been a partner to the DMAC for some years now, sponsoring the major activities of the NGO
Receiving the items on behalf of the district health directorate of Afram Plains South, the District Accountant, Mr Cosmos Frimpong thanks the NGO and urged other CSOs to emulate the kind gesture.
The Executive Director Edmund Duodu Atweri on behalf of the NGO urged the health workers not to rest on their oars as their maximum input is needed in a time like this.
He said, “if Ghana is to win this fight, a lot will depend on you, our frontline workers”
The district has not recorded any case of the novel virus yet, however, it is said that “a stitch in time saves nine”. As the region has recorded some cases in the Eastern Region, it has become a matter of urgency to protect frontline workers in the district albeit the zero case count.