The UCC Co-operative Credit Union has presented some personal protective equipment (PPE) to the University Health Service to fight the spread of COVID-19.
The items were 30 gallons of hand sanitizer and 20 packs of tissue papers.
Presenting the items, a member of the Board of UCC Co-operative Credit Union, Mr. Emmanuel P. Owusu, indicated that the items were to support the University Hospital to protect both staff and patients. He said the Union was concerned about the safety of staff at the hospital as well as members of the University community, hence, the decision to donate the items. “The Board decided that as part of our social responsibility, we need to also support the hospital in these hard times,” he stated.
The Director of University Health Service, Dr. Evans Ekanem, said though the pandemic was on the rise, the hospital was doing its best to manage the situation. He said the hospital was working closely with the national, regional, and metropolitan COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to tackle the menace.
Dr. Ekanem was grateful to the UCC Co-operative Credit Union for the gesture. “We are always motivated when others take initiative to support us to fight the virus,” he indicated. He used the opportunity to appeal to the Union to assist the hospital with nose masks. “We have spent a lot of our funds to purchase masks so we will be grateful if you can help us in this regard,” he appealed.
Present at the presentation were Vice-Chairperson of UCC Co-operative Credit Union Board, Mrs. Charity Abraham; Nurse Manager, Mr. Thomas Tamag; Hospital Administrator, Mrs. Rhoda Esther Ababio, and some staff of the University Health Service and Credit Union.