Indigenous Oil Marketing company, GOIL Company Limited has presented personal protective equipment (PPE), Veronica Buckets, and disinfectants to the Ashaiman Polyclinic in support of the government’s efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The items, valued at GH₵20,000 comprised Veronica buckets; medical overalls; 2000 pieces of hand sanitisers; 5 pieces of face shield; 500 pieces of surgical nose masks; 500 pieces of medical gloves; paper towels, and 10 gallons of liquid soap.
This follows an appeal from the Ashaiman Polyclinic to GOIL for support, which was promptly responded to by the Oil Marketing Company in accordance with its commitment to promote the safety of frontline workers.
The company has already made similar donations to other institutions in Accra and Kumasi, since the coronavirus disease broke out. The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the 37 Military Hospital, and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union have all received support.
The company has also donated an amount of GH₵200,000 to the National COVID-19 Fund to support government’s efforts at combating the disease.
Presenting the items at a brief ceremony at the Ashaiman Polyclinic, the Public Relations Manager of GOIL, Mr Robert Kyere said the company recognised the remarkable role of all frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease, hence its decision to offer them support.
“We believe that making profit is not the only thing that should drive the progress of the company. We are all aware of this debilitating disease, which does not affect either the rich or the poor. We think it is important that we also assist in our own small way to help frontline workers do their work in safety. Without overcoming the disease, it is obvious that we cannot undertake any social or economic activity,” he said.
Mr Kyere urged health personnel at the hospital to “use the items judiciously” to achieve the purpose of limiting the spread of the disease.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Head of the Ashaiman Polyclinic, Dr Mavis Opong-Addoh expressed appreciation to GOIL for the gesture, describing it as the “right donation at the right time.”
“This disease doesn’t know any borders. It doesn’t respect any person. So when we protect ourselves in our own small corner, we are protecting everybody. This donation that you have made, they are the right donation at the right time. It so fit for purpose and we are very grateful for your help,” she said.