As part of efforts by government to deal with the novel coronavirus, GhanaXtra.com can report that government has received medical supplies from China.
The medical supplies arrived at the Kotoka International Airport onboard Air China Cargo B747 Aircraft.
The supplies which are 38,800 in total include 3,000 N95 protective face masks for frontline health workers, 10,000 protective face masks for all, 2,500 disposable overalls, 800 Infra-red Thermometers, 2,500 medical goggles, 10,000 single-use gloves and 10,000 disposable shoe covers.
The arrival of the supplies will come as good news to health practitioners considering the fact that the Ghana Medical Association(GMA) has called on government to supply them with more Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs).
Commenting on government’s incentive packages for health personnel, the President of the association, Dr Frank Ankobea, charged government to rather focus on the challenges facing the sector in the fight against COVID-19.
“I would like to commend the president and government for the measures they have taken and package for us. When you are doing something and your president acknowledges you, it gives you morale to do more.
“We are grateful for that incentive, but all we ask is that they should give us the PPEs… there is a challenge with PPEs distribution and I’m sure the ministry knows it. All we are saying is that ‘let us get the PPEs”.