As the country’s confirmed corona virus cases continue to climb high, individuals and groups are equally ramping up efforts in the war against the virus which according to figures from the Ghana Health Services has killed 36 people.
The latest group to join the battle is the Nanumba Youth Association (NAYA) who have donated PPEs to the Bimbila Municipal hospital with the aim of complementing government efforts at eradicating the disease.
The items were worth several thousands and included various quantities surgical gowns, face masks, hand sanitisers, liquid soaps, infrared thermometers, Tissue papers, disposable gowns, wellington boots, face shield, among others.
Led by their Vice president, the youth paid courtesy call on the regent of Nanung at the Gmantambu Palace in Bimbila to seek his blessings and informed him of their gesture before proceeding to the hospital to hand over.
The Regent, Nyeliboligu Lana, Naa Yakubu Dasana, commended the Association, saying he was not surprise at their intervention because Nanung Kingdom was known for its unity of purpose, especially in undertaken communal and self – help initiatives.
Naa Dasana however appealed for more of such support for the hospital which he said was a major referral center and overwhelmed sometimes because of the lack of medical of supplies.
The Nanung area reported 5 confirmed covid-19 cases, all being females who were domiciled in Accra but made the journey back home because of lockdown restriction placed on the national capital. All the patients have since recovered with samples of 168 persons who came into contact with them returning negative.
Vice President of the Association, Nantogma Dasana Rowland, who handed over the items said the aim of the intervention was to mitigate the spread of the virus in the area and to curb untold economic hardships a possible outbreak will cause to the people.
He said the association recognized that to win the corona virus battle all hands were needed on deck, hence their intervention to help alleviate the plight of the country.
Mohammed Basit Yussif, a youth Activist and Member of the Association commended Nanumbas in the diaspora and all over the country who contributed to a special fund that enabled the purchase of the items for the hospital.
He said the actions of the Association was a proof that when it matters, sons and daughters of Nanung will overlook political and chieftaincy inclinations and support efforts to develop the kingdom.
Medical Director of the Bimbila Municipal Hospital, Dr. Osman Abdullah, received the items on behalf of the hospital and expressed gratitude to the Association, assuring the items were going to be used to advance the fight against COVID-19.