The Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has asked medical officers in the La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly to ensure their patients, adhere to the safety protocols to help contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the municipality.
According to Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, many people in the municipality, have let their guards down by not adhering to the safety protocols.
“You put yourselves at risk, if you don’t ensure your immediate clients adhere to the safety protocols”, adding that it is about time they take some time off to educate members of the public that the disease is real he pleaded with them.
People are not observing the safety protocols announced by His Excellency president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, such as the compulsory wearing of a mask, ensuring social distancing and periodic washing of hands under running water in the municipality' he emphasised.
These people are doing so in the area under religious considerations that the disease is from God, he noted.
As medical officers and for that matter front liners in the fight against COVID-19, you are at risk when people are not adhering to the safety protocols, he said.
The MP who is also a Minister of State at the Office of the Vice -President gave this advice when he in the company of the Municipal Chief Executive for La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly, Jenifer Dede Ajabeng presented some logistic made up of Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) to the Municipal Health Directorate for the fight against COVID-19.
The PPEs, included pieces of safety goggles, pieces of safety aprons, wellington boots, surgical face masks and gallons of Alcohol-based sanitizers were to be made available to all the government health institutions and one private health facility by name Pentecost Hospital in the municipality.
'It is important you ensure your patients wash their hands with soap under running water and wears face mask before being attended to safeguard your lives he told the health workers.
These are logistics, I got from the Korean Embassy in Accra and GCB Bank Limited after letters, I wrote to them to come to the aid of the Constituency in the fight against COVID-19.
He said these materials I know are expected to be replenished when your stocks run out so endeavour to alert me when you need more, he assured them.
Receiving the logistics, Madam Priscilla Anima Siaw, the Municipal Director of Health Services at La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly said there is a challenge with the use of the consumables in the fight against the pandemic.
She thanked the MP for the gesture and promise to subsequently distribute the items to the beneficiary health facilities in the municipality.
She further promised to engage with her colleagues to embark on an education drive to drum home that the disease is real.