Health and Allied workers who distinguished themselves during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded across all the twenty-two Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Central Region.
The Chief Director of the Central Regional Coordinating Council (CRCC), Mr. Kingsley Agyei-Boahene in an address on behalf of the Regional Minister, Hon. Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan congratulating them said, the brave individual health workers in the Region have been at the forefront of the battle against the unprecedented global pandemic that has challenged humanity at the peril of their lives.
“They have exemplified the true essence of heroism, putting their own lives at risk to safeguard the health and well-being of countless individuals around the world”, Mr. Boahene noted.
He however acknowledged the sacrifices made by these exceptional individuals and applauded their courage in the face of the adversity, determining to save lives as well as commiting towards the healthcare system in Ghana.
“He again congratulated the health workers for displaying remarkable strength, compassion and selflessness to provide care and support to those affected by this deadly virus”
Mr. Boahene noted the reliable information gathered that a total of 318 Frontline health and allied workers were equally honored in zones about 19,557 nominees selected for the awards across the sixteen Regions of the Country.
“Your sacrifices would be in history as a testament to the indomitable human spirit”, Mr. Boahene stressed.
The Regional Director, Dr. Mrs. Akosua Agyeiwaa Owusu- Sarpong lamented on how the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world and affected many countries with various mobility and mortalities including social economic effect in the world, including Ghana.
She said, in Central Region, a total of 6,023 confirmed cases were reported as at the end of June 2023 and total validity death was 66 as at the end of 2022.
Dr. Mrs. Owusu-Sarpong further noted that about 1,201,739 have been vaccinated with first dose forming 72% of the population.
About 939,787 have also received the second dose, fully vaccinated, forming 56% of the population as at 20th June, 2023 and total validated death was 66 at the end of 2022.
Dr. Mrs. Owusu- Sarpong said, inspite of numerous challenges, the health workers committed themselves to support communities and people affected with the disease with the provision of health services.
“The hard work and efforts of health workers have been recognized by the President and the Regional Minister, hence to be awarded for the effortlessness put in place for the hard work done by health workers”, she ended.