Mr Owusu Sekyere Agyemang (2nd left), the Business Development Officer of the Angel Group of Companies, making the presentation to Ms Blankson
The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) has treated more than 300 cases of COVID-19 with 12 deaths.
These include more than 100 health personnel of the hospital.
Currently, the hospital has no COVID-19 patient at its treatment centre as all have been discharged per the World Health Organisation discharging guidelines.
The Director of Nursing Services at the hospital, Ms Sophia Blankson, said the disease was real and Ghanaians must not in any way downplay its seriousness.
She made this known when the Angel Group of Companies presented items to the hospital to support its fight against the virus.
The items included 500 pieces of hand sanitisers, 1,000 masks, 120 tissue rolls and cartons of energy drinks.
Ms Blankson asked all to report symptoms on time, saying all who died at the hospital had reported to the hospital a bit too late with the disease.
She noted that many people had obviously let down their guards and had refused to take the necessary precautionary measures against the spread of the disease.
“Now you enter shops and many people are not wearing the mask as if the disease no longer exists,” she stated.
She said many asymptomatic carriers of the virus were not adhering to the safety protocols and were spreading the disease to other people fast and advised all to stick to the protocols.
Ms Blankson thanked the company for the support and appealed for more personnel protective equipment, especially surgical masks and for support to expand the hospital’s facilities.
The Director, Special Projects at the Angel Group of Companies, Mr Asamoah Gyamfi, said the company had committed itself to supporting efforts at fighting the COVID-19 since it broke out.
The presentations, he said, had been done to institutions in 13 regions, saying the last three regions, the Central, Western and Western North, were to complete the nationwide presentations. He further assured of the company’s continued support towards curbing the spreading of the disease.
Mr Gyamfi said he was hopeful the items would ease the pressure on the beneficiary facilities.