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Coronavirus – Ghana: COVID-19 patients on admission receive WHO dignity kits

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Ghana‘s World Health Organization donated 6,000 Dignity Kits worth GHS 447,300.00 to the Ministry of Health for distribution to various COVID-19 treatment centers across the country.

Introducing the articles, WHO Representative for Ghana Dr Francis Kasolo said he was confident the supplies would go a long way in helping patients admitted to COVID with basic daily activities.

Each Dignity Kit contains personal items such as toothpaste, women’s hygienic bags, soap, toiletries, comb and hairbrush.

Dr Kasolo also presented 1,000 printed copies of a national strategic response plan to COVID-19 for the period: July 2020-December 2024, which was developed by the ministry with support from WHO in Ghana.

The need for a strategic plan for the response to COVID-19 emerged after a review of the existing national emergency preparedness plan for the country to be able to better respond to the anticipated threats of the pandemic for better quality of life in Ghana.

Dr Francis Kasolo, said the document was to serve as a guide for all COVID-19 response efforts and therefore echoed the need for everyone to play their role as contributors to end the pandemic.

In addition to the above, WHO Ghana donated 500 computer tablets worth over GHS 800,000.00 to the ministry to support the implementation of the Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System surveillance (SORMAS) and strengthen disease surveillance, especially for COVID-19.

The national representative of UNFPA Ghana, Mr. Niyi Ojuolape, was present at the brief ceremony, who praised his organization for working with the WHO to purchase the dignity kits, adding that the Family of Nations United in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. and always ready to reach out to the government to end it.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Minister of Health, the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari expressed his gratitude for the gesture and pledged that the items would be used wisely for the benefit of all who were intended.

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