COVID 19: Togbe Afede donates sanitizers, GH¢100,000.00 to two hospitals


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By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA

Ho, March 26, GNA – Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli
State, has donated sanitizers and GH¢100,000.00 to two hospitals in Ho for the
fight against COVID-19.

The hospitals are; Ho Teaching Hospital GH¢60,000.00 and Ho
Municipal Hospital-GH¢40,000.00.

Togbe Afede who is also the President of the National House
of Chiefs also gave over 2,200 hand sanitizers to the Hospitals and communities
in the Asogli State.

He said the gesture was to support the facilities and
communities to fight the pandemic.

Togbe Afede charged traditional authorities to champion
environmental cleanliness and ensured that their subjects obeyed health
protocols from the World Health Organization and directives from President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He commended the hospitals for their efforts so far in
combating the disease and urged them to remain focused.

Togbe Afede called for the protection of vulnerable,
especially the aged in society and underscored the need for the country to
learn valuable lessons from the pandemic to be self-reliant.

Dr. John Tampouri, Chief Executive of the Ho Teaching
Hospital, said the Volta Region was lucky not to have recorded any case yet and
described the gesture as timely, saying the Hospital could not sustain the
expenditure of GH¢240.00 daily on tissue paper for hand washing at the facility
and called for more support.

Dr. Lawrence Kumi, Medical Superintendent, Ho Municipal
Hospital, expressed gratitude to Togbe Afede and assured that the support would
be put to good use.