Acting Medical Director of the Upper East Regional Hospital, Dr. Samuel Aborah says the attitude of people not to wear nose masks in public places could soon cause the region to record news cases of Covid-19.
Speaking to A1 Radio at the hospital where MTN Ghana donated 5,700 pieces of nose masks to the regional hospital and Bongo hospital, Dr. Aborah observed that a lot of people no longer wear nose masks, the development could bring about a resurgence of the virus in the region.
He said, “I will advise the public that the virus is still with us though we have discharged all Covid-19 related cases and have not yet recorded any for now, we should not use that as a base not to observe the safety protocols of COVID-19. You may think that the virus is not with us but it is and it is worrying.”
Dr. Aborah thanked MTN Ghana for the gesture and assured that they will put to good use.”
The donation according to the Upper East Regional Sales Manager of MTN Ghana, Richard Asamane, forms part of the company’s initiative dubbed “Wear it for Me” that seeks to create awareness about the importance of nose masks wearing in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
The initiative Mr. Asamane said is aimed at encouraging everyone to do more to save lives and limit the negative impact of the pandemic in the country.
“As hospitals continue to record cases of COVID-19, we as a company see the need to intensify public awareness about the virus and if possible, limit the spread of it. Imagine, if 80-90% of the population wears nose masks in public places every day, it will be a sign that, we are actually defeating the virus. Wearing a mask is not only about protecting oneself but about respecting and protecting others.”
He added that since the outbreak of the virus, the company has been making numerous contributions to various hospitals in the country.
“Our company has been supporting various hospitals and organizations to help curb the spread of the virus. Here we are today to donate nose masks to two hospitals in the region which 3,000 pieces of nose masks will be given to Upper East Regional Hospital and 2,700 to the Bongo District Hospital”.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Ghana