Huawei has donated two installed ultramodern video conference facilities to the Ministry of Health in Ghana. The gesture is part of its move to support countries affected by the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Tommy Zhouwei, Managing Director at Huawei Ghana said that as a localized company operating in Ghana for over 19 years, it is their obligation to show concern and to support the government in protecting the lives and health of the citizenry.
“Through the donation of our ultramodern video conferencing facility, we hope that the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service, can communicate with colleagues from other jurisdictions and even locally to share ideas and support each other in putting an end to this critical situation,” he added.
Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu received the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Health and expressed gratitude to the management of Huawei. According to him, the video conference facility will enable the ministry and other institutions to network, and at the same time, remotely connect with people. “We can now effectively practice social distancing by communicating with places like Ga East, Korle-Bu and Kumasi, without physically visiting the patients,” he said.
One of the two video conference facility will be installed at the Ministry of Health and the other at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. The video conference facilities will be used for real-time monitoring of the situation and in ensuring the rapid dissemination of information between the Ministry, hospital and other institutions from across the globe.
Also at the occasion, the government officials advised people to stay at home, practice social distancing and enhanced personal hygiene.
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