GOLD Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) donated 15,000 facial masks and 1008 of 75 percent alcohol hand sanitisers to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) National Medical Store yesterday to support efforts against covid-19.
In his brief remarks at the hand over, Benjamin Afuga, one of the GRML directors highlighted that GRML is pleased to join other firms within the private sector in supporting national efforts against covid-19.
“Like many other firms that have come forward to support the government in its fight against COVID-19 global pandemic, GRML also wanted to support these efforts thus the donation made today,” Afuga said.
He explained, “the impact of COVID-19 is felt not only by the Ministry of Health nor the government alone but across sectors thus it is only fitting that we all come out to support each other in this difficult time”.
“We hope that our donation today will enable frontline and support staff of health and other government ministries and agencies to discharge their duties safely,” stated Afuga.
In his response, National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) Incidence Controller Dr Gregory Jilini acknowledged GRML for the support.
“It is always our priority to ensure that health and other government officers engaged in COVID-19 frontline operations including support staff are able to discharge their duties safely and the donation today will greatly help us in that regard.
“As such the Ministry is very grateful and appreciative towards the GRML directors, management and staff for taking the decision to support health in its COVID-19 operations with the items donated today.”
Dr Jilini also added that while COVID-19 may have impacted everyone including all sectors, one thing is for sure, only through our combined efforts, cooperation such as this, we will be able to triumph over the impacts of COVID-19 and the COVID-19 global pandemic itself.