Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Tongu, Hon. Alexander Roosevelt Hottordze has presented some medical equipment and preventive items to the Central Tongu District Health Directorat for onward distribution to health institutions within the constituency.
The items included two sets of delivery beds, two sets of baby beds, a set of hospital beds, 20 veronica buckets, surgical gloves, disposal gloves, noise masks, gallons of sanitizers, and a number of thermometer guns.
This comes as part of his social intervention policies to minimise the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic which is a global concern.
Hon. Hottordze said the reason for making the donation to the District Health Directorate is to help minimise the risk of his people getting infected with the Coronavirus.
“The items are to be placed at the various public places including health centres, markets places, the District Assembly premises, lorry stations, commercial motorists stations and Chief’s palaces”.
Speaking to the www.newindependentonline.com in parliament, Hon. Hottordze indicated that, the items are part of awareness creation on the dangers of the COVID-19 and the need to take precautionary measures.
COVID-19, he said, is no respecter of persons; either you are rich or poor, black or white, NDC or NPP.
“Health workers and governments around the world are working to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the Novel coronavirus”.
Using methods ranging from simple hand-wiping with antiseptic liquid soaps, sanitizers among others, Hon. Hottordze said this remains a common way for now to halt the transfer of the virus by touch.
He however charged residents of the constituency to take note of the measures of the World Health Organisation (WHO) by washing their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-containing antiseptic solution.
“Additionally, the Constituents are advised to keep a distance of approximately one meter from the interlocutors with signs of the disease and as well try not to touch their eyes, lips, and nose with their hands as the virus could penetrate through the mucous membranes”, he advised.
The Central Tongu Legislator used the opportunity to call on the government to support the remote community health centres to carry out more sensitisation and awareness on the deadly virus.
Officers of the District Health Directorate who received the items expressed gratitude to the MP and promised to use them for the purpose intended.
They also appealed to other stakeholders to emulate same to help in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus which has been globally described as a pandemic.
Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Delali Favor/ Parliament