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N/R: TUTAG donate PPEs worth 20,000 to Tamale Technical University Hospital, others


The Tamale Chapter of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has presented some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth about Twenty thousand Ghana cedis (20, 000) to the Tamale Technical university hospital, Sagnarigu palace and Tamale Central Prison.

The items include a three mechanized hand washing machines, liquid soaps, hand gloves, nose masks, hand sanitizers among others.

Speaking to the media at the Sagnarigu palace during the presentation, Former Deen of the faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Abdul Mumin indicates the donation is part of TUTAG’s efforts in combating the deadly coronavirus that has hit the entire country.

He said as a technical institution, various departments of the university have in their efforts contributed in diverse ways to stop the spread of the virus, by producing items such as nose masks, liquid soaps, and mechanized hand washing machines.

Mr Mumin further noted TUTAG will continue to support government fight Covid-19. The Director for Medical Services at the Tamale Technical University Hospital, Dr. Abdul Malik Bawa who received the items on behalf of the facility was grateful to TUTAG for their efforts.

According to him, the items will enable staff and patients to observe the hygiene protocols and keep protected in the course of health care service at the facility.

‘’ These items are very essential that it will enable staff and patients to observe the hygiene protocols and keep protected in the course of providing health care service and seeking health service at the facility’’, he said.

At the Tamale Central Prison, Chief Superintendent of the prison and second in command Eklu Divine received the items on behalf of the Northern Regional Command.

He however commended TUTAG for the kind gesture. The items he said will go a long way to protect both personnel’s and inmates.

The mechanized hand washing machine is considered the first of its kind in the region.

By: Lilian Walter Daborikuu

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