Friday, 14 August

COVID-19: Chinese Amb donates PPE to Greater Accra Reg. Hospital

Health News
Mr Wang making the presentation

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Shi Ting Wang has urged the government to make protection of Ghanaian lives its topmost priority in its unwavering agenda to contain, combat and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ghana's Covid-19 caseload has jumped to 12, 590 with 66 deaths and 1,410 recoveries as of 17 June 2020.

According to Shi Ting Wang, China launched a resolute battle to control spread of the infections disease when it hardly hit Wuhan by adopting stringent and thorough containment measures whilst making people's lives and health the topmost priority that successfully turned Covid-19 situation around.

Speaking to Class News after presenting some medical consumables to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital today, Wednesday 17 June 2020,  Mr Wang said: "China adopted extensive, stringent measures and has now succeeded in turning around the situation. There are few home-grown confirmed cases in China right now, a decisive victory was secured but we are still vigilant and extremely cautious". 

The medical supplies and nutrition stuffs donated to Greater Accra Regional Hospital by the Chinese Embassy include 15 ventilators, 20,000 medical masks, 1600 N95 masks, 120 protective suits, 60 face shields, 100 medical goggles worth GHS480,000 equivalent to $80,000. 

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Medical Director of Greater Accra Regional Hospital Dr Emmanuel Srofenyoh said: "We are in the process of setting up critical care unit, so these items have come at the right time".

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Bernard Okoe Boye says Ghana's National Case Management Team will strongly rely on the agreement signed by President Akufo-Addo and other world leaders to freely access and adopt the newly approved drug discovered by UK researchers as part of its strategy to scale up recovery of Covid-19 patients in Ghana. 

Over 140 world leaders on May 14, 2020, appended signatures to agreement in Geneva that requires that all Covid-19 vaccines, test, treatment be patent-free and fairly distributed all countries free of charge. Dr Okoe Boys told Class FM that "the UK drug has already approved for critical cases through clinical trials. It's very instructive that we share this with our National Case Management Team to adopt it quickly so we apply in our conditions".