The Church of Pentecost (CoP) in Greater Accra has donated some personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Ghana Prisons Service to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the prison facilities in Ghana.
The donation, which was made on Friday, April 3, 2020, at a short presentation ceremony in Accra, include 5 Infrared thermometers, 32 Veronica buckets with a table stand and washbasins, 16 boxes of Carbolic soaps, 30 boxes of tissues and 2 boxes of hand sanitisers.
The rest are 22 boxes of disposable gloves, 300 pieces of face masks, 500 bottles of Dettol, 10 gumboots and 20 sets personal protective equipment (PPEs) consisting of coveralls, nose masks, N95 Respirators, face shields, goggles, aprons, examination gloves, and heavy-duty gloves.
The items were received on behalf of the Prisons Service by the Deputy Director of Prisons, Mrs Patience Baffoe-Bonnie, who doubles as the Director of Health for the Prison Service.
In his remarks, the Deputy Health Minister, Hon. Alexander K. Abban, expressed his gratitude to the church for their support to the prisons who, according to him, are most vulnerable in times like this. “As a result of the COVID-19, we see ourselves to be facing some form of psychological captivity.
The question we must ask is, what about those who are already dealing with physical captivity and now have to contend with psychological captivity?” he quizzed.
In a related development, CoP-Greater Accra has also donated medical supplies to the Ministry of Health, Pentecost Hospital at Madina, La Clinic and Raphal Medical Centre at Tema, in support of the fight against COVID-19.
It will be recalled that the General Headquarters of the church on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, donated PPEs to the Ministry of Health and released 12 vans to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for nationwide public education.
Among other donations by the church, the CoP-Ashanti Region (comprising 11 administrative areas) and the Ho Area have also made separate donations to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Ho Teaching Hospital respectively in support of the fight against COVID-19.