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North Region to commence random Covid-19 screening


The Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Overall health Support claims random testing for Covid-19 will soon start out as the location can now boast of a tests centre.

Dr. John Eleeza thinks the initiative will also give the directorate a truthful idea of the diploma of unfold of the virus in the region, primarily in relation to asymptomatic individuals.

The regional director made the revelation when the Empowerment for Life (E4L) Program with assist from the Ghana Producing Communities Affiliation (GDCA) and YEFL-Ghana donated some own protecting equipment to five MMDAs and the Health Director to complement government’s attempts in the battle in opposition to the Covid-19.


Lauding the donation, Dr. Eleeza reported stigma versus Covid-19 patients is hindering the battle against the illness.

He appealed to the media to use their available platforms to educate from individuals on the destructive results of stigma.

“Stigma is turning into a menace against the Covid-19 fight, if we do not do one thing about it that will signify all that we have finished is waste”

The beneficiary communities provided the Savelugu Municipal, Kumbungu, Karaga, Mion and Saboba districts.

The products worthy of ¢62,750.00 bundled 5000 examination cloves, 1,750 surgical nose masks, 350 hand sanitizers, 500 liquid soaps among many others.


Presenting the things to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC), the Performing Govt Director of GDCA, Philip A. Gmabi stated his outfit’s key progress tactic has been capacity developing and advocacy.

But the donation varieties component of the organization’s corporate social responsibility.

According to him, an amount of money of ¢4,000.00 has also been dedicated to supporting the bi-weekly conferences of the 5 MMDAs Covid-19 response group for May well and June to deal with crisis concerns.


He also said that PPEs value ¢7,500 have once more been allotted to the district health directorate, the Information and facts Company Department and the National Commission for Civic Instruction to boost recognition creation inside of the 5 MMDAs.

Mr. Philip A. Gmabi claimed the overall health directorate has been resourced with an more ¢9,600 for their local community outreach plan in their respective MMDAs to sensitize the communities on Covid-19.

He counseled the frontline workers and the media for their support to the state.


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