Kumasi South, Effia Nkwanta hospital receive medical supplies

The United States government has donated critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ghana Health Service to assist frontline health workers in Kumasi and Sekondi in the fight against COVID-19.  

US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, presented the supplies to members of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) at Burma Camp last Friday.

A statement following the presentation said , “GAF will transport the supplies and be joined by representatives of the US Embassy to deliver them to the Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti Region and the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.

“The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) provided the funding to purchase the supplies, valued at over GH¢430,000.00 which include 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 litres of methylated spirit, 3,000 litres of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters. 

“This donation of medical supplies and the cooperative delivery between USAFRICOM and the GAF are testaments to the advanced partnership between the United States and Ghana,” it said. 

The US Ambassador said:“The United States is leading the world in providing critical international assistance as together, we battle this global pandemic.

“GAF continues to play a leading role, along with the Ministry of Health, in responding to the pandemic here in Ghana. The US Embassy and AFRICOM are proud to partner with the GAF in this and many other endeavours.

“USAFRICOM previously supported 37 Military Hospital with a similar donation of medical supplies and notably provided two state-of-the-art Level II Field Hospitals to the GAF in February 2020. 

“The GAF has since deployed one of the hospitals in Accra, and it is now the second-largest COVID-19 treatment centre in Ghana,”  the statement added.

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