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Prestea/Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly Inaugurates COVID-19 Fund


The Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly on 2nd June, 2020 inaugurated it Municipal Covid 19 fund.

The fund is to help the Health Directorate in the fight against Covid 19. The fund will be disbursed in the following areas
1. Part will be used to cater for Covid 19 patients within the Municipality who are currently in isolation.

2. Part will be used for effective contact listing and contact tracing.
3. Part will be used to enhance covid 19 education within the Municipality.
An amount of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis was donated into the fund by the Municipal Assembly. A cash of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten Ghana Cedis was donated by invited guests and a pledge of One Thousand Nine Hundred Ghana Cedis was pledged by other invitees.

A committee was set up to manage and to ensure that the fund is used for it intended purposes. The committee was made up of a representative of Traditional Authorities, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Municipal Health Director, Representative from the Media, a Representative from Local Council of Churches and a Representative from the Muslim Community.

In his address, the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Dr. Isaac Dasmani expressed his appreciation to the covid 19 Public Health Emergency Committee.

He was happy they were able to manage the situation well. He pleaded with all to support and donate into the fund to help fight covid 19 within the Municipality.

He added that all the secondary schools within the Municipality will be fumigated before classes begin. He promised to ensure that infrared themometers and PPEs are provided to the schools.

He took the opportunity to thank all the development partners who have help to fight the pandemic within the Municipality.

The health director Mr Tamaklo disclosed that the Municipality has so far recorded 31 cases as one was double counting. He added that 11 of the cases were being managed in their homes whilst the rest were managed at the isolation center. He said 548 contacts have been traced and tested so far of which 174 results are in and 374 are still pending. 4 other results of covid 19 patients has been sent for retesting.

He assured that 5 of their facilities are triaging. He also added that his outfit act and will be acting upon any rumour of suspected cases and amonng others.
On challenges Mr Tamaklo complained that the isolation center is too small and they also lack vehicles especially for contact tracing. /Matilda AnsahISD)

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