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Doctors applaud Akufo-Addo’s ‘bold decisions’ in coronavirus fight


The President of the Ghana Health care Affiliation, Dr. Frank Ankobea, has applauded the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the daring steps that he has taken to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

Just one behalf of the Government Committee of the Affiliation, Dr. Frank Ankobea mentioned that “we would like to say a large thank you for all the bold choices that you’ve taken during this Covid-19 period, i.e. the lockdown, closure of our borders and some other things, specifically the incentive bundle that you’ve supplied to health and fitness staff, and the recognition of our operate.”

According to the GMA President, “When you are doing the job and the President of the country recognizes the get the job done that you are executing, it is really, incredibly encouraging, and I need to tell you we have settled that we’ll carry on this fight no matter what it takes. We know some of us might be taken absent by COVID, but that is not going to permit us down, and we will carry on to mobilize all the wellness personnel and struggle to the conclude of this Covid-19.”

Dr. Frank Akobea

Dr. Frank Ankobea created this identified on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, when, at the invitation of President Akufo-Addo, the Govt Committee of the Ghana Medical Association engaged with the President on actions currently being taken to overcome the unfold of the virus.

The GMA President informed President Akufo-Addo that customers of the Assocation continue to join the mass media education which is ongoing throughout the place to sensitise Ghanaians on the require to apply good hygiene and sustain social distancing as the basic actions required to defeat the virus.

“Again, we are also elevating funds in our very own smaller ways, and you see that we’ve really donated to Ridge Clinic, Tamale Training Hospital, we have also donated to Koeln-Bu Teaching Medical center, the Internal Medication Department. We are even now, with each other with our citizens, that is the health professionals in coaching, residency coaching, and we are soliciting for money to get some PPEs, and are on the ground, we know in which the PPEs need to go,” he included.

He appealed to President Akufo-Addo immediate the Ghana Wellness Support to help assure the distribution of all areas of the place.

Even so, he expressed his appreciation for the announcement designed by President Akufo-Addo to the effect that “we are likely to go into nearby generation, and I was astonished that media adult men and all that hardly ever took it up. For me, that is the working day that I would be so much satisfied. It would gladden my coronary heart if we make our PPEs.”

With literature and proof, in accordance to Dr. Ankobea, indicating that “almost each and every 5 years a very similar pandemic will come”, he appealed for satisfactory planning to this finish, and urged Authorities to “link us with the plastic industries, so that we get our very own aprons, we get our individual overalls, we get our individual goggles, the defend and all that. We would be quite, really grateful, and that would mean that we have started the preparations for the next pandemic.”

Whilst also pleasing for the building of extra intense care models across the country, he added that “we should really useful resource some laboratories so that they could occur on to the exam results, mainly because you’ll have to hold out between 48 and 72 hrs prior to the outcomes occur, and it has come to be a problem for us since the particular person is in a holding area”.

Touching on the incentive bundle introduced by the President, he said that “it is in the suitable route, and for that make any difference, it is also heading to motivate us… I must say, just before I sit down that Mr President, we are so grateful, we are so grateful for the bold decisions that you have taken.”

Even although the Affiliation at first advocated for a total lockdown, the GMA President stated that “you did it in a way that we turned round to support you. Now I must say that this is not the time for us to be talking about points that had been not completed. Now we are confronted with Covid-19, how to consist of it shifting ahead is why we are here.”

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