Ghanaians have been urged to eat foods and take drinks that will boost their immune system and not resort only to the use of face masks and other physical protective gears.
Spokesperson for M. Y. Caesar Company, Nana Yaa Brefo-Danso, gave the advice when the Company presented Immune Boosters to staff of the LEKMA Hospital, the Ghana Police Service and Military personnel at Teshie.
According to her, being at the forefront of battling the coronavirus outbreak, the Company deemed it fit to support with the immune boosters to enable them to stand the test.
Miss Brefo-Danso said it is unfortunate that the coronavirus has been recorded in Ghana however with good immune system coupled with adherence to the protocols, Ghanaians can battle the disease.
She stressed that Lena Energy drink is one such immune boosters idle for the human body as its made from natural herbs.
Madam Brefo-Danso commended the front line health workers for their sacrifices during this unusual times.
The Medical Superintendent of the LEKMA Hospital, Dr. Akua Gyimah-Asante, who commended the Company for the timely gesture, said they will continue to render quality services to the people to ensure the COVID-19 battle is won by all Ghanaians.
An officer of the Teshie District Police, Chief Superintendent John Teye Nartey, pledged the personnel’s continuous support in the fight against COVID-19.
The Hospital also received some sanitizers from the Mc-Dan Group to help hospital workers in the fight against COVID-19.
Meanwhile the LEKMA Hospital is recording an increase in the number of patients that call at the Hospital following the closure of the La General Hospital.
Due to this the LEKMA Hospital is compelled to place more chairs outside the Out-Patient’s Depart to contain the clients. The La General Hospital has been closed down for redevelopment into a modern health facility.
This was due to the dilapidated nature of the facility which made it unsafe for both staff and patients. The situation has led to most patients resorting to patronage of close by health facilities including the LEKMA Hospital.
However with the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Hospital is doing its best to heed to the government and World Health Organization’s protocols.
Speaking to Ghanaian Voice at Teshie, the Medical Superintendent of the LEKMA Hospital, Dr. Akua Gyimah-Asante, called for more staff and consumables to be able to contain the increasing numbers especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Gyimah-Asante reiterated the call on Ghanaians to practice social distancing, regular hand washing and other preventive measures outlined by the government.
By: Edith Atiaka-Eshun