Mobile Telephony giant, MTN Ghana has presented N95 nose masks to some health institutions across the five regions of the north.
The donation of the personal protective equipment to the health facilities falls in line with the MTN Ghana foundation’s thematic areas; Health, Education and Economic empowerment.
The company explained that the gesture was its contribution towards fighting the corona virus pandemic in the country.
Making the presentation to authorities at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), the Area Sales Manager of MTN, Northern Region, Obed Adu-Amankwa, said 88,500 pieces of the PPEs have been designated to health facilities nationwide and 28,500 of these PPES would cover hospitals in the north such as; TTH and others like Walewale, Baptist Medical Centre, Saboba, Bolgatanga, Damongo, Wa and Jirapa hospitals.
”MTN is doing its bit to help combat the pandemic and key among the support are the earlier donation of 44,000 PPEs and PCR machines to the Covid-19 Trust Fund at the national level and Noguchi Memorial Institute among others. In the Northern Region, we are presenting 3,000 nose masks to the TTH and 2,700 to the Saboba hospital. In all, we have invested five million Cedis already and also launched “wear it” and “be wise” which are all aimed at ensuring that nose masks are used and the public also to adhere to all the health protocols that are in place. As a major player, we have zero rated institutional sites to help students and employees, working from home,” Mr. Adu-Amankwa added.
The administrator of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, George Atampugre who received the PPEs on behalf of the facility commended MTN for the support over the period.
He said the N95 nose masks were very essential to the TTH’s duties and the donation would further enhance quality health delivery at the facility.
Story By: Nelson Nyadror Adanuti