MTN Ghana Basis has donated 44,000 Personalized Protective Equipment (PPEs), four Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines and examination kits to the National Covid-19 Trust.
The donation which arrives at an approximated charge of ¢5 million is to enhance the security of all overall health staff in the struggle from COVID -19 in the State and also to guidance testing-scale and pace.
The donation arrives at a time when the country is really in need of PPEs, check kits and PCR Devices.
The Board Chairman of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Prof. Franklyn Manu said, “We are informed of the enormity of the problem the country is struggling with thanks to COVID 19 and the MTN Ghana Basis Board imagined, the ideal way we could help was to present PPE for health employees and machines for testing services.
“Today, we are happy to donate PPEs and important health-related equipment worth ¢5 million as our dedication towards the battle in opposition to the pandemic.”
The goods comprise N95 Masks – 10,000, PPE Disposable coveralls – 7,500, PCR Equipment – 4, Gloves – 10,000, Virus sampling kits 10,000, RNA Extraction kits – 3,000, Infrared Thermometers- 500 and Disposal Bedsheets – 3000.
Prof. Manu mentioned, “The Basis received several requests from a quantity of spouse hospitals, but we imagined we need to provide the bulk of our donation to the Nationwide COVID Rely on for onward distribution.
“It is our hope that they will facilitate and even further boost the fight versus COVID 19 in the state and keep our wellness workers, people, and family members safe.”
The CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh utilised the situation to congratulate president Akufo-Addo and federal government for taking the required actions in controlling the unfold of the disorder in the Place.
He included, “As a outcome of government’s interventions, our nation has been really rated among nations who are taking the right steps on the battle from the pandemic.”
He stated, “At MTN, we accept that we have a big function to perform in this fight from COVID-19 correct from the onset, and this continues to be paramount to us. This combat can only be gained if we all occur together as non-public companies functioning in collaboration with Governing administration on the singular focus of defeating the fatal virus. You can be confident of MTN’s continued motivation to this cause.”
MTN Ghana considering that the outbreak of the virus has supported Ghanaians with a lot of interventions to lessen the impact of the pandemic on the nation’s socio-economic infrastructure.
Crucial among the this sort of interventions incorporate: Collaboration with the Nationwide Information and facts Technology Authority (NITA) to supply all government personnel free of charge accessibility to the Wise Office Portal to assist government’s operate from dwelling method, shielding the buyer by the provision of essential wellbeing details, offering free of charge web access to around 200 web sites for on the net education for general public and personal establishments, free MoMo transfers up to ¢100 a day and revision of MoMo wallet boundaries.
MTN Ghana also brought to bear its management in the engineering space by supporting the an infection checking and speak to tracing crew by means of the provision of 800 SIM Playing cards and 8 Terabytes of facts to National Protection and 10 TurboNet set wireless equipment with over 2 terabytes of info to the COVID-19 Response Workforce for use by get in touch with tracers.
MTN has also deployed mobile cash service provider accounts as collection conduits to assist Government establishments these kinds of as the Ministry of Finance and the First Lady’s mobilization fund for COVID-19.
MTN Ghana Basis will continue on to assistance endeavours aimed at mitigating the effects of COVID 19 in Ghana.