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The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG) in the Upper West Region has donated some items to the Municipal Hospital in Wa towards the fight against COVID-19. The items presented by UPNMG which is a professional body within the nursing fraternity include bleach, gloves, toilet rolls, detergents, veronica buckets and basins.

The Deputy Secretary of UPNMG, Iddrisu Abubakar Bajo, who handed over the package, indicated that the support was to assist the hospital administration to fight the coronavirus pandemic inflicting havoc across the world.

The Deputy Secretary of UPNMG, Iddrisu Abukakar Bajo ( in smock) handing over the items to the Hospital Administrator, Sampson Abu.

He added that Union deemed it necessary to give the items to the hospital for the frontline workers to utilise to contain the spread of the disease.

Touching on lockdown, Mr. Bajo stated that UPNMG supports a partial lockdown where some essential services will continue to run but not a total lockdown.

The Deputy Secretary of UPNMG, in smock with the Regional President of UPNMG, Samuel Piue Lasir at the donation.

The Administrator of the Wa Municipal Hospital, Sampson Abu who received the items, thanked the UPNMG for presenting their widow’s mite to the facility in respect of dealing with the COVID-19.

The Administrator of the Wa Municipal Hospital, Sampson Abu.

He pointed out that the coronavirus issue is a global one which demands the support of all, no matter how small the support may be to ensure that the pandemic is curbed. Mr. Abu entreated other Associations and individuals to emulate the gesture of UPNMG by reaching out to the Municipal hospital in Wa to equip the frontline staff well for them to deliver as expected of them.

The Administrator of the Wa Municipal Hospital advised the public to follow the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) protocols of hand washing with soap every 20 minutes, sanitizing hands from time to time as well as observing the social distancing of at least two metres.

Story by Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo.

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