As Ghana and the world continues to fight the upsurge of the Coronavirus pandemic, EDAH Foundation has donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to the National Chief Imam, Sheik Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, after it paid a courtesy call on the esteemed Imam at his residence at Old Fadamah here in Accra.
The Foundation also donated some of the PPEs to residents of Kwashieman in the Ablekuma North Constituency of the Greater Accra Region. The PPEs worth several thousands of Ghana cedis were donated to the residents as part of efforts by the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to stop the spread of Covid-19. The items which included nose masks and hand sanitizers were donated to the residents Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Ghana’s Covid-19 case count as of July 28, 2020 stood at 33,624 with 29,801 recoveries and 168 deaths. This according to the founder of EDAH Foundation, Mr. Richard Debrah calls for a concerted efforts at tackling the spread of the virus. He contends that the seemingly disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols calls for urgent attention.
“it is a worry to me and the country at large because when we don’t observe the safety protocols our case count is going to be increased,” he warned.
Mr. Debrah also indicated that his NGO will do its possible best in help augmenting government’s efforts at fighting the pandemic.
“It is widespread and most people are not adhering to the safety protocols since we have stepped in, we are also educating more of the people as well. We believe most People will now realize that it is urgent for them to wear the nose masks and use the hand sanitizers to stop the spread of the virus” he stressed.
EDAH Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization which focuses on the education, health, social, economic and other major community challenges that entangles Ghana, Africa and the world at large.
Some residents who were beneficiaries of the magnanimity of EDAH Foundation expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the foundation for the kind gesture. Inussah, a resident of Kwashieman said “what the foundation has done for us is very much appreciated,” he said.
Meanwhile a senior nurse at the Surgical Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Abubakar Hakeem Hamidu who led the team on its Covid-19 education aspects told XYZONLINE that time has come for Ghanaians to fight the virus with all the seriousness it deserved.
Mr. Hakeem bemoaned what he calls the new normal which is gradually creeping into the lives of many with complete disregard for the Covid-19 safety protocols. “though you see people with veronica buckets and soap at the entrance of their shops, people who patronize these shops don’t use them. Corona virus is real and so if you are sitting somewhere and someone is making politics out of it, then you are digging your own grave.
But the good news is we have good recovery cases and our death toll is minimal compared to other nations but we must all adhere to the safety protocols” he emphasized. He called on all and sundry to stop stigmatizing persons who have recovered from the virus.
By Wisdom Hededzome|Myxyzonline.com