The North Tongu District Assembly (NTDA) in the Volta Region has donated a number of items including some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Battor Roman Catholic Hospital at Battor-Dugame to support its Infectious Disease Isolation Centre (IDIC). The Treatment Centre which was built from the Hospital’s own Internally Generated Fund (IGF) with support from the District Assembly, has so far successfully treated and discharged four (4) Covid-19 patients.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit the country on 13th March, 2020, the District Assembly has not relented in its efforts at supporting the Battor Catholic Hospital to stem the spread and control of Covid-19 in the district and beyond.
The latest support came in the form of medical items and equipment including thirty (30) pieces of bed sheets, four (4) pieces each of electronic blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, glucometers as well as stethoscopes.
As part of efforts to ensure the strict observation of the social distancing protocol at the Out Patients’ Department (OPD) of the hospital, the Assembly also presented a set of four (4) room canopies to the facility.
Medical Superintendent in-charge of the hospital, Dr. Bernard Hayford Atuguba was grateful to the Assembly for the gesture. He said the support would go a long way to help complement the efforts of the hospital at stemming the spread of the Coronavirus disease, adding that the staff would continue to do their best for all clients who come not only from the Volta Region but also Greater Accra and Eastern Regions and beyond.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for North Tongu, Hon. Richard Collins Arku presented the items on behalf of the Assembly. He told our newsteam in an interview that the latest support to the hospital was to adequately prepare the staff to continue to do their good work to their clients in general and Covid-19 patients in particular.
According to him, Covid-19 is real, saying all and sundry must not only become conscious of the existence of the pandemic but also abide by all the associated health protocols in order to stay protected, safe and healthy.