The leadership of Research Scientists from the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, on Wednesday, May 6, donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) and Sanitary items to Management of the GAEC hospital, to help fight the COVID-19 menace.
The team was led by the President of the Research Scientists Association, Dr. Adolf Kofi Awua in a short ceremony held at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission’s Hospital in Accra.
Speaking on behalf of the Association, Dr. Awua acknowledged the enormous risks that the doctors, and nurses, as well as other health professionals, are exposed to as they interact with their clients without knowing the status of these clients. He expressed the need to keep staff and patients safe whilst they are engaged in the provision of healthcare and the discharge of their duties.
He indicated that this was a token of support, from the members of the Association, to show their appreciation for the hard work of the staff of the hospital.
On receiving the items, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Anthony Quampah, thanked the RSA on behalf of the Director-General of GAEC, Prof. BJB Nyarko.
“COVID-19 has come to add to the usual cost that we have always incurred in running the hospital. The need to acquire this protective equipment is very important to ensure proper protection. We are therefore very grateful for this gesture”, he said.
Additionally, Dr. Quampah revealed that these items will help ease a lot of pressure on hospital finances. He appealed to well-meaning Ghanaians and corporate bodies to emulate the steps taken by the RSA in the provision of items such as Veronica buckets, nose masks, hand washing soaps, and sanitizers.
The items donated to the hospital included surgical gloves, liquid soap, multipurpose paper towels, disposable face masks, and plastic surgical aprons.
Present at the donation were other officials of the RSA, the Vice President, Dr, Anita Asamoah, the General-Secretary, Mr. Daniel Ofosu, the Chairman of the Investment Committee, Dr. Cecil Odoi, the Chairman of the Constitution, By-Law and Disciplinary Committee, Dr. Fidelis Ocloo and some members of the GAEC hospital’s Management.