Medical supplies from China ‘fit for purpose’ – health authorities

Ghanaian health authorities have cleared the medical supplies Ghana received from China on Monday as “fit for purpose”, and ready for distribution.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu confirmed the credibility of the supplies to TV3’s Johnnie Hughes on Tuesday morning, dousing fears harboured by some citizens.

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“There are people who have the knowledge, who have done it and who do tell me that as of this morning, all the tests that they have done show that they fit into our normal protocols, they fit into our regulatory and that they are fit to be distributed.”

Ghana received from the Chinese Government towards the fight of coronavirus, items including about 3,000 N95 protective face masks for frontline health workers, 10,000, protective face masks, 2,500 disposable overalls, infra-red thermometers, medical goggles, single use gloves and disposable shoe covers.

Medical supplies from China 'fit for purpose'

Ghana also received similar equipment on behalf of 17 other African countries.

“So far they have not seen any defective product from the total logistic they received yesterday,” Mr. Owiredu relayed what persons in charge have told him.

He assured Ghanaians that the Food and Drug Authority and the other health agencies have the “requisite apparatus to test” the equipment and certify them.

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