Talensi Rock Union as part of efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country especially among health workers,has donated to the Talensi District Health Directorate.
The personal protective equipment included:192 bottles of hand sanitizer, 950 pieces of nose mask and 5 infrared thermometer guns.
The Civil Society Organization which exists to forge for the unity and development of Talensi District in the Upper East observed that the fight against the pandemic remains a threat when health workers are exposed to the virus.
Chairman of the Talensi Rock Union home branch, Albert Naabil said this on behalf of the group when they made the donation in Tongo.
“In the advent of Covid-19, Talensi Rock Union has found it very necessary in our own small way to support the health directorate so that our health workers who are out there to fight this pandemic, what we are giving today will go a long way to support them to be safe”.
The Talensi Rock Union over the years has supported the health delivery of the district with two motorbikes and bicycles.
Receiving the items, Talensi District Director of Health Service, Estella Abazesi thanked the group for the timely intervention.
“I must say this items are timely because of the high utility of our PPEs. So with this items, they have come to fill yet another gap and we are so grateful for this kind gesture. It will indeed help us to improve or maintain our infection control practices so that, together, we will keep the fight against covid-19”.
According to madam Abazesi, all covid-19 “imported cases” recorded including some police officers at the Pwalugu Training School in the district were treated and “technically discharged”.
Roland Wobil Mosore on behalf of the Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional Area, Tongrana Kugbilsong-Nanlebegtang called for a collective effort at tackling the virus.
The paramount chief entreated the public to adhere to the safety protocols to reduce the spread of the virus.
The Talensi Rock Union hopes to embark on a vigorous sensitization exercise on the virus through community engagement and through some media houses including A1 Radio.