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COVID-19 Trust Fund has provided over GH¢40 million in relief packages – Sophia Akuffo

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The National COVID-19 Trust Fund says a total of GHS 57 million has so far been received from cooperate organizations, institutions and individuals across the country since its establishment.

The Fund says out the GHS 57 million, over GHS 40 million was used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health facilities leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said other packages were also given as reliefs to individuals and groups.

Speaking at a public forum in Accra, Chairperson for the Fund, Madam Sophia Akuffo said the fund is still accepting donations.

“The COVID-19 National Trust Fund has provided a variety of support packages to sections of individuals, groups, associations and institutions since its establishments in March this year towards the combat of the pandemic.”

“From over GHS 57 million received, as at the end of November 2020 in cash, about GHS 8 million worth of items in kind, the trust has spent over GHS 41 million on several relief packages including distribution of PPEs, thermometer guns, coveralls, surgical masks.

The Fund has been receiving donations in cash and in kind to support groups and individuals who require assistance amidst the pandemic.

It has consistently been asking for more support to enable to meet the many demands for assistance.

The Chairperson a few months ago said the Fund is yet to meet all the needs of frontline workers in various health facilities especially at the district and municipal levels and so required public support to do so.

“We have not even been able to reach the private medical centres. We have not been able to be able to directly reach the municipalities and districts. We got so many applications from districts concerning their CHPS compound which we must not forget,” she said.

Source: Citi News

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