Oti Regional Health Directorate inaugurates committee to fight COVID-19

Wednesday 25th March, 2020

By Kingsley Mamore GNADambai (O/R) March 25, GNA – The Oti Regional Health
Directorate has inaugurated a Public Health Emergency Management Committee to
help fight COVID-19 in the Region.

The Committee is to ensure that the public adhere to health
safety measures outlined by the World Health Organization.

Mr Emmanuel Dzotsi, Oti Regional Director of Health Services
said similar committees would be set up in the various Districts and
Municipalities in the Region. 

He said the Directorate had made significant progress in
putting the necessary measures in place to ensure that anyone tested positive
for the novel coronavirus would be quickly quarantined.

Mr Emmanuel Dzotsi said four main hospitals -Worawora
Government Hospital, Nkwanta District Hospital, Krachi West District Hospital
and St Mary Theresa Hospital at Papase in the Akan District in the Region had
been designated for quarantining with District Response Teams also on standby. 

Daasebre Kwame Bonja II, Omanhene of Chonke Traditional Area
in an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said it was
important for traditional authorities to enforce the President’s directive in
their various communities to stop the spread of the virus.

He said they must also ensure persons who ignored the
directives were made to face the full rigorous of the law.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural
Development as part of Government’s effort to fight the novel coronavirus, also
presented some items to the Region.

The items include 40 dust bins((240 Ltrs), 40 boxes of wash
basins, 40 veronica buckets, 40 hand paper towel, 40 boxes of liquid soap, 400
nose masks, 40 reflective jackets, 40 veronica stands, 50 hand sanitizers
(500ml), 40 stickers for dust bins, veronica and buckets.

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Nana Owusu Yeboa the Oti Regional Minister was grateful to
the Ministry for the support and pledged to ensure that the items were properly
maintained and also put to good use.


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