The President of the Upper East Regional Branch of the Ghana Bar Association, Amoak Afoko has requested government to consider establishing a day that will be used to mark the efforts health workers have played in the Covid-19 battle.
According to him, the risks that health workers have been exposed to especially those working at the frontline cannot be quantified in monetary terms hence,they should be celebrated as national icons with a public holiday to observe and recognize their efforts.
“I wish the country especially the government can designate a day, purposely to show appreciation to all frontline health workers across the country of their continuous support to our lives in these trying times as it is happening in other countries. A public holiday should be created for them in that regard”, he compared.
Lawyer Afoko made this comment at the Upper East Regional Health Directorate when the Bar Association made some donations to health facilities to help truncate the spread of Coronavirus.
The donation, according to the Association was part of its efforts to support and empower the frontline health workers in the region to continue working hard, so that, together they could bring to an end of this strange virus.
The donated items include; Hand sanitizers, Bleach, Liquid soap, N95 nose mask, Surgical nose mask, Gloves, face Shield, and a gun thermometer.
Mr. Afoko seized the opportunity to appreciate the Ministry of Health for its immense support in handling the virus while encouraging the public to observe the social distancing protocol and the wearing of nose mask as that will help in stopping the virus spread.
Upper East Regional Director of Ghana Health Service,Wilfred Ofosu who received the items for onwards delivery to the various health facilities,expressed gratitude to the association for its kind gesture.
Dr. Ofosu added that the fight against COVID-19 will take the country some time since there is no prescribed vaccine for the virus hence,the public should adhere to the safety protocols to mitigate the rate at which the virus spread and pledged that health professionals will continue to work hard to save lives in the region.