GHS receives medical equipment from Nilex Company to fight COVID-19 in schools
Nilex Company Limited, a company that produces and supplies medical equipment, has donated 10,000 test kits and 10 analyzers to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to tackle the uptick of COVID-19 cases, especially in some Senior High Schools (SHSs).
The donation, which cost $150,000 would help GHS undertake the testing and detecting of the virus timely. Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, said the donation was timely and needed to tackle the up rise of cases. He said this would go a long to help their efforts in tackling the spread of the virus through early detection and treatment. Dr Aboagye bemoaned the study rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and called on the public to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols including masking, sanitizing, and physical distancing. “I call on all to continue to strictly adhere to the public health measures and to consult trained health workers anytime they experienced any of the common symptoms related to COVID-19,” he added. Mr Nilesh Moore, Managing Director of Nilex Company, said this was part of the continuous support they have been giving to GHS since the outbreak of the pandemic. He said these were modern equipment developed to increase the speed of testing and detecting of the virus in not more than 15 minutes. Mr Moore said they made the donation due to the alarming rate of the spread of the virus recently and especially in some schools in the country. “We have earlier donated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines to the Ghana Health Service. However, this equipment are modern ones that speeds up the rate of tests, detection and treatment of the virus,” he reiterated.
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