Madam Asana Mornah, wife of National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, has on Friday, August 28, 2020, distributed over 400 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Takpo, the Charipong, the Zang and the Sombo health facilities in the Nadowli-Kaleo District. The PPEs valued at about ten thousand cedis (GH₵10,000.00) included hand sanitizers, chlorine, liquid soap and among others.
Donating the items, Madam Asana Mornah underscored the need to provide the PPE, saying “it is expedient that we avoid the further spread of the novel coronavirus and ensure the protection of our health workers”. She added that “when our health workers are safe, their client’s will be safe and the community will be a healthier place to live”. Mrs. Mornah also indicated that she and her husband (Bernard Mornah) will continue to support the government’s efforts at properly equipping health workers across the nation by supporting deprived health facilities in the Nadowli-Kaleo District.
Explaining the motive behind the donation, Madam Asana Mornah said “it is my bid to support my husband’s ambition of becoming a Member of Parliament for the good people of Nadowli-Kaleo constituency and that we need people to be alive to be able to vote during the election to enable my husband and me to do more for them”.
Overwhelmed by the gesture, Mental Health Officer at the Takpo CHPS Compound, Mr. Kungwula Justine, expressing gratitude for the support said “this donation has come handy and we promise to ensure maximum use of it”. He added that it will take them a month or two before placing request for any supplies. He however bemoaned the lack of accommodation at the facility as their main challenge. “The facility which was initially a Health Centre has been downgraded to a CHPS Compound just because we have no accommodation”. He disclosed that the facility is faced with poor lighting system, lack of water supply, dilapidated windows and inadequate beds at the facility. He therefore called for support from Madam Asana and other benevolent individuals to help address these challenges.
Mr. Donkor Gorden while being thankful for the donation also appealed to Mrs. Mornah and other like-minded persons to come to the aid of the Zang Health facility as it lacks chairs and beds. At the Sombo Health Centre, Madam Yussif Amina on behalf of the staff and the Ghana Health Service also praised Mrs. Mornah and the husband for the constant donation to the facility. She however asked for more help in the area of scrubs for the health workers.
Workers at the Charikpong Health Centre led by Madam Tampah Felicia were also thankful to the philanthropic Madam Asana for the virtuous gesture and wished her husband well in the upcoming parliamentary elections. They also bemoaned the poor state of accommodation as a major challenge facing the facility and thus called on the general public to support in that direction.
Reacting to the challenges facing the various facilities, Madam Asana Mornah noted that, although she and her husband are financially handicapped, they look forward to supporting these health facilities to come out of the many challenges bedevilling their operations.
“My husband and I are committed to doing more for these facilities with or without the power to lead them”. Mrs Mornah stated and further promised to replace the worn out window nets at the Takpo CHPS and also to work on their poor lighting system. She concluded that “the whole health system needs to be restructured as the novel coronavirus has come to expose the lapses in our health system”.