The management of Nkawkaw based Kenop Care hospital, a private health facility, has donated several preventive items to some communities, markets and lorry stations within the Kwahu West municipality as means to equip residents of the area to protect themselves against the novel COVID-19 global pandemic.
The items which include Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, tissues and medicated soaps were distributed to communities such as Asuboni Rails, Sekyere, Abekwasie, Nkawkaw Amanfrom, Akuase and Pankese, including all lorry stations in the Nkawkaw township and parts of the new road area.
Speaking to our news team on the donation, administrator of the hospital, Nana Yaw Tutu Adofo indicated that, the gesture was motivated by the fact that residents in the beneficiary communities and areas are their clients and therefore it was the desire of management to help them protect themselves in this difficult time.
“The gesture forms part of our corporate social responsibility, especially when we know that these same people are our clients. The norm is mostly that government officials and philanthropist are those who are embarking on these donations but we also want to lead the way to be the first hospital to give back to society. I want to emphasize that this is the first phase of it because we will continue to do same for other communities and areas where we couldn’t reach, especially places like Amanfrom, Awenade, Kwahu Prado, Wrenkyikrom,Atuobikrom and others” he said.
The adminisrator further noted that, government is doing a lot to secure its citizens the virus but it should be established that it cannot do it all and that is why the hospital deems it prudent to support the efforts.
He also statted that, the hospital is well positioned to handle any COVID-19 case that comes to it.
“Even though we have not recorded any case here, we are prepared per the WHO standards to check temperatures of all patients to ascertain their conditions. We also have enough PPAs available to deal with any case” he added.
Nana Yaw Tutu Adofo however used the opportunity to advise residents to keep complying with governments preventive measures of keeping social distancing, frequent hand washing and sanitizing and also stay home where necessary.
Story by Nana Kwame Andoh