27th May 2024

The President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Frank Ankobea, has applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the bold measures he has taken to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

Speaking on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Association, Dr Frank Ankobea stated: “We would like to say a big thank you for all the bold decisions that you’ve taken throughout this COVID-19 era, i.e. the lockdown, closure of our borders and some other things, particularly the incentive package that you’ve given to health workers, and the recognition of our work.”

 “When you are working and the President of the nation recognises the work that you are doing, it is very, very encouraging, and I must tell you we have resolved that we’ll carry on this fight no matter what it takes.

“We know some of us may be taken away by COVID, but that is not going to let us down, and we will continue to mobilise all the health workers and fight to the end of this COVID-19,” he assured

Dr Ankobea said this on Tuesday, April 7 2020, when the leadership of GMA engaged with the President on measures being taken to combat the spread of the virus. 

 

Covid-19 fight

The GMA President told President Akufo-Addo that members of the Association continue to join the mass media education, which is ongoing across the country, to sensitise Ghanaians on the need to practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing as the basic measures needed to defeat the virus.

“Again, we are also raising funds in our own small ways, and you see that we’ve actually donated to Ridge Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital. We’ve also donated to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Internal Medicine Department.

“We are still, together with our residents, that is the doctors in training, residency training, soliciting for funds to get some PPEs, and are on the ground; we know where the PPEs must go,” he added.

He expressed his appreciation for the announcement by President Akufo-Addo to the effect that “we are going to go into local production, and I was surprised that media men and all that never took it up. For me, that is the day that I would be so much happy. It would gladden my heart if we produce our PPEs.”

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