The University Health Service has received personal protection equipment (PPE) from the Hunan City University, China, to help protect personnel working in the facility.
The items include 20 boxes of face masks and 10 protective clothing.
Presenting the items on behalf of Hunan City Univesity, the Ghana Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Ishmael Mensah, commended the staff of the Hospital for their commitment and dedication to duty even during the COVID-19 period. He indicated that the health and safety of personnel at the facility were extremely important hence the donation.
Prof. Mensah said they were expecting more PPEs and testing kits from Hunan City University but the difficulty in shipping had made it impossible to receive the items. “We are hoping that the restrictions on shipping would be relaxed to enable us to receive additional items to support the Hospital,” he stressed.
Receiving the items, the Director of University Health Service, Dr. Evans Ekanem, thanked Hunan City University and the Confucius Institute for recognising the hard work of personnel at the hospital. He noted that the items would be of immense benefit to personnel and to a large extent patients who patronise their services.