In line with its corporate social responsibility to support the fight against COVID-19 in the country, MTN-Ghana has donated over 15,000 KN95 nose masks to six hospitals in Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions.
The beneficiary health facilities are: Regional Hospital-Sunyani, Kwatri Polyclinic (Bono), Holy Family Hospital-Techiman, Abrafi Hospital (Bono East), Goaso Government Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital-Hwediem (Ahafo Regions).
MTN Team Lead for the three Regions, Kwasi Kwarteng, who led the distribution exercise said the telecommunication giant would not relent in its effort to complement government’s COVID-19 combat strategy. He said about 88,500 KN95 would be donated to select health facilities across the country. “We need a strong and healthy frontline workforce to defeat COVID-19, hence the donation.”
Receiving the items, Dr. Cardinal Newton, Medical Director, Regional Hospital-Sunyani expressed heartfelt appreciation to MTN for the kind gesture, describing it as timely and handy donation to help the combat against COVID-19. Donations of such essential items to hospitals are very critical, he added.
He urged the public not to be complacent about the fight against coronavirus and adhere to the safety protocols. “We should take a cue from the second wave of infections European and Asian countries. To avoid similar situation in the country, all and sundry must follow the laid down protocols such as social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap and wearing of nose masks among others.”
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, MTN has invested over GH¢100 million to support in diverse ways. The COVID-19 investment covers staff and customers’ protection, and support to government in managing the outbreak.