Mr Boniface Gambila, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Nabdam Constituency, has donated five boxes of alcohol based hand sanitizers to health centres within the constituency.
The sanitizers of 24 bottles in each box were given to the Nabdam sub-district health facilities namely, Sakoti, Pelungu, Nangodi, Logre/Kongo and Zanlerigu.
The health facilities are to also distribute the sanitizers to other CHPS Compounds in their various areas.
Mr Gambila, in a telephone interview with the Ghana News Agency, appealed to corporate institutions to support the people in the hinterland, especially health workers with more essentials to protect themselves and the citizenry against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
"This is not the time to talk and do nothing, I call upon all natives of Nabdam to make little contributions to the vulnerable groups and stop talking and unconstructive criticisms," he said.
Mr Gambila also urged health professionals and the citizenry to adhere to the precautionary measures stated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to regularly and thoroughly wash hands with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, avoid shaking hands.
He also advises them to be physically active, drink plenty of water, eat healthy, avoid stress and have enough sleep, as these will also help them fight not only the COVID-19 but the already attacks of CSM during this dry hot season.
Mr Gambila advised the constituents to report to the health professionals people with suspected fever, coughing, sneezing and difficulty in breathing for urgent testing.
He said adherence to the above directives is key to the safety of health workers and the entire citizenry.