As part of the effort to help the fight against coronavirus, Toyota Company Limited has donated a Toyota Corolla 1.8 litre Engine vehicle to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research(NMIMR) and Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs) Ga East District Hospital hospital to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus in the country.
The Toyota Corolla is a 1.8-litre engine capacity worth GH¢197,000.
Toyota Ghana Company Limited, says it is confident in the ability of frontline workers to combat the spread and eventual containment of COVID-19 in Ghana if they’re given the needed support.
Speaking after the presentations, the General Manager of National Logistics at Toyota Ghana, Jacob Pimpong, said, he is honoured to be here to meet our brave frontline workers and medical officials who are doing their best to support the worldwide objective of stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus.
He said Toyota Ghana Company Limited have been monitoring and following the challenges confronting Ghana in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and pandemic and with this facility being the main isolation centre for the handling of people who have tested positive to the coronavirus.
“We believe this will boost your confidence the more and encourage you to continue the good
work and It is our hope that these items will go a long way to protect your frontline staff as
they continue to do their part during this pandemic he said”
The Director of Noguchi, Prof. Abraham Kwabena Anang, while showing gratitude for the gesture said “Industry and health research have come together in a partnership that will stand the test of time. We are grateful for the gesture by Toyota as they have brought a donation that will support the work of the Institute.”
On his part, the Medical Superintendent for the Ga East Municipal Hospital, Dr. Ebenezer Oduro Mensah, said, “These are disposable items, hence they need to be replenished, and we need them to stay protected. By so doing, we are more confident in fighting the disease. We hope other companies come on board to support on a daily basis.”
He added that, “Here at Ga East Hospital, we know the work that they have also been doing in attending to COVID-19 patients, and we felt that they need to protect themselves hence the items we have donated to them.”
The Ga East Municipal Hospital received PPE comprising nose masks, surgical gloves, disposable gowns, hand sanitizers, veronica buckets with stands, bottled water, tissue and liquid soap.
By: Prince Baffour Asamoah