The University Health Service has received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and sanitary items from the Cape Coast Area of the Church of Pentecost at a short ceremony held at the forecourt of the Central Regional Health Directorate.
The items included Veronica buckets, gloves, face masks, protective boots, gallons of sanitizer, and detergent.
Presenting the items, the Cape Coast Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, noted that the donation was to complement the government’s effort to contain COVID-19. He indicated that the Headquarters of COP has urged various area groupings under its jurisdiction to support health facilities within their communities. “We have already offered our convention centre to serve as isolation centre, presented information vans to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to educate people on the virus and also supported the COVID-19 National Trust Fund with GH ¢100,000,” he added.
Apostle Antwi said all these acts of kindness were inspired by what Jesus said in the Bible (Mathew 25:35-36) “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me".
Apostle Antwi advised people to observe the precautionary measures and support in the fight against COVID-19. “It is in our own interest to wash our hands under running water or use hand sanitizer, observe social distancing, and all the other precautionary measures,” he advised. He commended health and other frontline workers for their commitment and sacrifices towards fighting the virus.
Responding, the Director of the University Health Services, Dr. Evans Ekanem expressed appreciation to the Church of Pentecost for demonstrating true love. “You have put smiles on our faces through this donation and we shall put them to good use” he indicated. He called on residents of Cape Coast and its environs to be concerned about the spread of the virus and help to fight it.
The Ankaful Maximum Prison was also presented with similar items at the function.