The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has made a donation of medical items worth over Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($400,000) to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The donation made on Friday, May 15, 2020, include ventilators, KN95 and surgical nose masks, goggles, surgical gloves, isolation gowns, medical shoe covers, gun thermometers
disinfectants and wipes.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, in a remark before handing over the items to the Health Ministry, revealed that since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, (Covid-19) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has been at the forefront of coordinating international support for Ghana’s fight against the pandemic.
According to him, the Ministry, together with its Missions abroad, have been working tirelessly to guarantee the interest and welfare of Ghanaians abroad as well as to mobilise resources and goodwill to support the country’s fight against the deadly virus.
The Deputy Minister says it is in this regard that the Ghana Mission in China, through its ingenuity and resourcefulness, received from both the Chinese State and private sector companies donations of the medical supplies being presented to the Health Ministry.
Charles Owiredu lauded the Ghana Embassy in China for the initiative and for facilitating the speedy arrival of the medical supplies.
” The Ministry, and that matter, the government of Ghana, is sincerely grateful to all the Chinese companies that contributed to this donation. We are particularly grateful to Tianyun Manganese, the parent company of Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) for generously donating more than half of these medical supplies on display here today,” according to him.
Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, who received the donation on behalf of the Health Ministry, says
Covid-19 is a global issue and a threat to the collective existence of humans.
“That is why we require a collective response to mitigate and possibly eradicate its devastating impact,” according to him.
He seized the opportunity to reiterate the adherence to the strict preventive protocols saying it was through such individual effort that Ghana can emerge victorious in the Covid-19 fight.