Covid-19: Jackson College donates 20,000 Ghana cedis to KCCR

Kumasi Jackson College of Education, a private College of Education, has presented a cheque for GHC 20, 000.

00 to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR).

The donation was to support the work and enhance the research capacity of the only public medical laboratory in the northern sector of the country, especially, in the face of the outbreak of novel coronavirus, which continues to spread across the country.

Currently, the KCCR is the only centre in the northern part of Ghana testing blood samples of suspected COVID-19 cases.

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has so far collected 13,199 blood samples for testing at the centre as part of its enhanced surveillance and contact-tracing exercise and 59 have already tested positive to the respiratory disease.

Mrs Theodosia Jackson, Principal of the college who presented the cheque, said the contribution of KCCR in the fight against COVID-19 must be appreciated by all Ghanaians.

She said mass testing of suspected cases undertaken by the centre was critical to the containment of the flu-like virus.

“It is for this reason that we are contributing our widow’s mite to the critical service your outfit is providing to the nation”, she stated.

She urged Ghanaians to stay home and observe all the precautionary protocols to collectively win the fight against the disease.

The partial lockdown and other directives issued by the President, according to her, were in the interest of the entire nation and called for strict compliance to achieve the desired results.

Prof. Richard Philips, Director of the KCCR, commended the college for its generosity and promised to use the funds appropriately.

He called for more of such support to enable the centre to meet the financial obligations that come with the overwhelming number of testing done at the centre.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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