As part of her social intervention measures to minimize the risk of the Coronavirus affecting her constituents, the Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Rev.Hon. Helen Adjoa Ntoso has presented some preventive items to the Health Directorate in the constituency for distribution to various health centres.
The items include 40 Veronica Buckets, 512 bottles of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers, 40 Washing Buckets, 12 gallons ( 20L each) of Liquid Soaps and two Infrared Gun Thermometers.
The MP also supported the Health Directorate with some boxes of medicals including 40 boxes x 100 sachets of paracetamol, 100 boxes of Capsule Doxycycline, 50 bottles of Syrup Paracetamol, 50 bottles of Antacids, 25 bottles of Blood tonics and 50 Packs of Disposal Tissues.
Besides the Health Directorate, Hon Helen Ntoso personally visited and distributed some of the preventive items to the Krachi Local Prison, market centres, Lorry Stations, some very busy shops, recreational centres and Chief’s Palace.
The move was part of her unflinching support and unflagging efforts in mitigating the risk of transmission of the coronavirus getting infected to her constituents.
Globally, health workers, governments and faith-based organizations are working tirelessly to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Simple hand-washing with soap, sanitizers, among others, Hon. Ntoso said remained the recommended way by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for now to halt the transfer of the virus by touch.
The Krachi West lawmaker charged residents within the constituency to seriously adhere to preventive measures outlined by the WHO.
Additionally, the constituents were advised to keep a distance of approximately two meters from the interlocutors with signs of the disease and as well try not to touch their eyes, lips, and nose with their hands as the virus could penetrate through the mucous membranes.
Though the virus originated in China, Italy is the worse affected country in the world. The number of recorded deaths in Italy recently has surpassed China and all other affected countries around the world.
The current global number of recorded infections stands at 1.3million plus with over 74,000 deaths.
Since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, Ghana has recorded 287 confirmed cases out which five are reportedly confirmed dead, three recovered as at Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
This, Rev.Hon. Helen Ntoso said to need a non-partisan collective effort as a nation to nip the menace in the bud.
She seized the opportunity to ask for prayers to our frontline Health Workers, Security Personnel and many others who risk their lives on a daily basis in fighting novel coronavirus described as pervading pandemic.
Officers of the District Health Directorate who received the items expressed gratitude to the female lawmaker and promised to use them for the purpose intended.
They also appealed to other stakeholders to emulate same to help in the fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the constituency.