Some local companies have commenced the manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Ghana to assist in the battle towards the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, April 11, 2020, the Minister of Commerce and Business, Alan Kyerematen, paid a working visit to some four Ghanaian garment manufacturing corporations in Accra producing the PPE.
Earlier this week, authorities selected Dignity DTRT, Glossy Clothes, Cadling Fashions, and Alfie Designs Limited to produce private protective kits principally for frontline well being employees main the battle towards the Coronavirus pandemic.
This transfer based on authorities, grew to become crucial to intensify the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana as a result of a shortage of such PPE.
These companies are additionally to provide amongst different things, face masks, medical scrubs, hospital gowns and headgears using fabrics from ATL, Volta Star Textiles and GTP.
Addressing employees and administration of the businesses, Mr. Kyerematen, who was accompanied by a group from each the Ministry of Commerce and Business and the Ministry of Well being, inspired them to stick to the World Well being Organisation’s preventive protocols.
He additionally expressed the gratitude of government to them for supporting the battle against this global pandemic.
Government to take supply of 3.5m regionally produced masks
Well being Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu final week revealed that the government had chosen some corporations to regionally produce some private protective kits as introduced by the President.
The businesses are to provide a complete of 3.5 million masks which might be distributed throughout the nation.
Talking at a press briefing on April 7, 2020, on COVID-19, the Minister of Health stated government is hoping to take inventory of all the masks inside the one week.