A couple based in Tamale has donated six gallons of hand sanitizers, two boxes of face masks and 10 boxes of examination gloves to the St. Lucy Polyclinic at Kpalsi, Tamale, to protect staff as frontline health professionals against any possible infection and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation was in response to an appeal made by the National Catholic Secretariat with the blessing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference to organisations, businesses and the faithful to donate Personal Protective Equipment and other medical supplies to Catholic health facilities following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a brief ceremony at the premises of the polyclinic to present the items, Pharmacist Dr. Anthony Amalba, the Managing Director of Chamalt Pharmacy Limited, Tamale, who is also a Board Member of the polyclinic and his wife, Mrs. Christiana Amalba said “We saw the need to donate to this facility because charity begins at home,”
Dr. Amalba who is also the Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Holy Spirit Rectorate, Tamale, and Grand President of the Tamale Grand Commandery of the Knights of St. John’s International, added that “Many bigger facilities are struggling to get these items in these difficulties times how much more a smaller facility like ours.”
Dr. Sam Issachar, the Medical Superintendent who received the items on behalf of the management and staff of the polyclinic, expressed their gratitude to the couple for their gesture.
Present at the ceremony were Mrs. Florence Yinyeh, the Matron, some senior staff and nurses.