District Chief Executive (DCE)for Talensi in the Upper East Region,Dr. Christopher Boatbil has appealed to frontline health workers to put in their best to protect the lives of Ghanaians.
According to him, it has become necessary for everyone in the country to sacrifice in order to collectively fight the Coronavirus disease that has caused several deaths across the globe with several people hospitalized for treatments.
Dr. Boatbil indicated that government will continue to do it’s best to ensure the citizenry was protected from Covid19.
He observed that despite the efforts put in place by government to support the system,there was the need for health personnel to consider human lives and work their hearts out with the available resources.
He however called on residents to cooperate with health professionals and observe the precautionary measures to avoid the outbreak and spread of the disease.
“ we are hoping that what we’ve provided will go a long way to boost their moral to do the work in these trying times.It is not easy but I will still appeal to them that it is a time for us to sacrifice to help our people. We know health workers we can not satisfy them completely because it is a risky job but we pray that as we are in this pandemic,they will be touched by God so that they will put in their best to protect our people”he appealed.
Dr. Boatbil made this appeal during a donation of medical essentials to the Talensi Health Diretorate in Tongo to augment the fight against Covid19.
The items donated were 5,000 pieces of Nose Masks ,28,000 pieces of hand gloves,300 pieces of hand sanitizers ,300 gallons of liquid soap,26 infrared thermometers ,48 pieces of disinfectants and 35 disposable bed sheets.
The items were valued at a cost of Ghs50000 and are expected to be distributed to 34 health centers in the Talensi District.
Meanwhile, Talensi District Health Director , Estella Abazesi assured the readiness of her outfit to ensure judicious and appropriate use of the items in the procedures and control of Covid19.
She commended the DCE and his Team for the intervention and used the opportunity to caution residents against flouting health precautions.
Madam Abazesi also raised alarm about the influx of travelers coming into the District in the wake of the shutdown in the cities. She advised residents to adhere to social distancing and other forms of contacts with relatives who have returned from affected areas of Covid19.