The Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly has awarded about 30 frontline and allied health professionals who contributed immensely in Ghana’s quest to combat and contain the wide spread of the deadly Covid-19 in the district.The saw 3 environmental health officers including the head of environmental service in the district as well as 27 health officers who were drawn from various facilities across the district.All 30 awardees were presented with citations and certificates of honour to signify their commitment and recognition in that difficult times.At a brief ceremony to award the gallant professionals, Hon. Prince Karikari, the District Chief Executive for the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly, said the ceremony was a gesture to complement the award ceremony hosed by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in early 2023, in the nation’s capital, Accra.He said, it was a mandate by the President, asking all MMDCEs to liaise with Health Directors to present the awards to the various nominees their respective jurisdictions.Hon. Karikari noted that, even when strong men were running and seeking for refuge, boarders and ports shut down and people dying, these gallant men and women defiled all odds to match on and rescue lives by putting their lives on the line.The DCE attributed the success chalked in containing the pandemic to the hard work, commitment, dedication and the professionalism of the district frontline health workers.He indicated that, their efforts, sacrifices, sleepless nights and energy exerted caught the attention of the President, hence the awards to honour the heroes and heroines of our time for their unmerited support to the country.He underscored the need to build more hospitals as the government is doing because the disease exposed the country on its health conditions as well taught us lessons to learn from. He urged all Ghanaians to continue with the safety protocols especially the constant washing of hands to stay healthy and help build Ghana.“Kindly bear with the government and understand that the President is not wicked but remember the good old days and as the country was able to combat the disease, it means the economy will be rebuilt beacause the government knows how to build and revamp the economy, for there are better days ahead, he stated”.Mr. Felix Azure, a Physician Assistant, who represented the District Director of Health Services, Mr. Joseph Adomako, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the President on behalf of himself as an awardee and on behalf of his colleagues for the recognition.He urged all health professionals in the district to keep pushing and continue with their hard work to keep the flag of the district high and Ghana as a whole.SOURCE; SAMUEL ANTWI ISD

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