GHANA: SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CHINA DONATES PPEs TO LEKMA HOSPITAL

By: Jerry Akornor/www.africanakua.com, Ghana

Sun Yat-Sen University Alumni Association of China has urged the public to strictly adhere to World Health Organizations’ safety protocols to compliment government’s efforts to contain, combat and prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

The Chinese Medical Team donating PPEs to the Staff of LEKMA Hospital in Accra.

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has started receiving its first set of arrivals into Ghana on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 after President Akufo-Addo lifted the embargo on foreign travels through KIA. The airport was closed to human traffic for six months to stop COVID-19 imports.

According to the Chinese Medical Team Leader, Dr. Yongyong Shi, total compliance with the protocols coupled with other robust measures by government can only propel the mission and vision to tackle head-on the infectious coronavirus crisis.

Speaking at the donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPES) to LEKMA Hospital ceremony in Accra, Dr. Yongyong Shi expressed confidence that Ghana will win its avowed battle against the infectious coronavirus pandemic.

He told Africa Nakua’s Jerry Akornor that “We hope that these PPEs will help LEKMA Hospital in the COVID-19 fight”.

The donated items include medical face masks, hand gloves and protective goggles worth twenty thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 20,000).

Meanwhile, Head of Clinical Services at LEKMA Hospital, Dr.  Doreen Atta-Fynn said “We would like to say a big thank you, for the gesture, we appreciate and they will be used for the intended purpose”.

Dr. Doreen Atta-Fynn believes effort will be made to strengthen Ghana’s strong ties with the Chinese government in the health sector.

“Where we don’t have specialists, cardiologists, the Chinese Medical Team comes in to fill in the gap”, she told Africa Nakua.

The Out Patient Deparment at the LEKMA Hospital.

China has been supplying health experts to the Government of Ghana annually operating in hospitals to scale up performance.

Present at the donation ceremony were; The China Medical Team Leader Dr. Yongyong Shi, LEKMA Hospital Head of Clinical Services Dr. Doreen Atta-Fynn, Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Dr.  Anthonia Bannerman-Quist, The China Medical Team Interpreter Dr. Angela Lui, Head of Health Service at LEKMA Hospital Administration, Mr. Charles Banafo and other members of management of China-Ghana Friends.

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