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Former NDC MP spends GHC 20,000 on COVID-19 fight

THE FORMER Member of Parliament and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2020 Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Afram Plains South Constituency in the Eastern Region, Mr Joseph Appiah Boateng (JAB 1), has donated items worth GHC20,000 as part of his efforts to fight coronavirus pandemic in the area.

Mr Boateng donated 10 different Infrared and Gun thermometers to various health centres in Afram Plains South and part of Afram Plains North.

The beneficiary health centres include Koranten, Donkorkrom, Tease, Forifori, Ekye Amanfrom, AkamaKophe, Maame Krobo,m and Kwasi Fante.

In addition, he donated eight boxes of Vitamin C and other useful items.

Mr Boateng assured the people that due to the shortage of these items mentioned above, not all districts were able to get the supplies.
He said he was working tirelessly to ensure that all the districts could be reached.

“The price has increased so each thermometer cost me GHC1,500,” he said.

The items were donated to the Kwahu Afram Plains South District Health Director, Ms Juana Amankwah, at Tease on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

An opinion leader, Mr William Amankwah, who presented the items on behalf of JAB1, said, the 2020 NDC PC is determined to support the district with self-dedication and commitment.

Speaking to Agoo FM’s Ebenezer Kojo Nyavor (K-Lover), Mr Amankwah said the Infrared and
Gun thermometers were very key to the work they were doing.

“The first point of assessment after the general observation is that we need to check the person’s temperature because the reading gives us a clue as to the health status of that individual. When there is a rise in the body temperature it tells us something and when it is too low, it also tells us something.”

*We’ve been doing this throughout our delivery system but in the wake of this Covid-19, it is important that we keep our distances in terms of delivering services to the people but if you need to check the person’s temperature, the usual way is you place the temperature under the armpit of that individual and after it has read, we disinfect it alright before we use it on other persons. But with this gadget, it is so easy, at a distance you can quickly assess the person’s temperature,” she stated.

“So it’s going to really improve the speed of our work, improve the confidence between us and the client too,” she added.

Expressing their profound gratitude to the former MP, Mr Amankwa said: “the message I have for JAB1 is that we are so grateful for the donations today. We pray that God will replenish his coffers; wherever he took the money from we pray for multiplication.”

For his part, the chief of Tease, Nana Adu Parko II, expressed his satisfaction st the items, adding that they would add more improvement to the health delivery system in the area.

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