The Service zoned the Region into two and awarded 45 health professionals drawn from health facilities in the West Mamprusi zone, comprising Walewale, Janga, Kpasenkpe, and Mamprugu-Moagduri.
For the East Mamprusi zone, which comprised Nalerigu, Gambaga, Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri, Chereponi, and Yunyoo-Nasuan, 61 health professionals were awarded. All 106 awardees received citations and certificates of honour.
Dr Abdulai Abukari, the Regional Director of the GHS, said the awards were a continuation of an award ceremony hosted by President Akufo-Addo on March 14, 2023, in Accra to honour some selected frontline health workers across the country in the fight against the virus.
Mr Abdul-Rashid Hussein, the West Mamprusi Municipal Director of the GHS, who received an award for his contribution to the Region's success in the fight against the virus, told the GNA that “This award means they have recognized our support, commitment, and fight against the pandemic.”
He said even though some awardees expected the awards to be in monetary form, the certificates were more valuable and could serve as evidence of their massive contribution to healthcare delivery during the pandemic.
Mr Hussein noted that every health professional in the Region contributed to the fight against the pandemic and urged those who were not awarded not to despair but continue to work diligently to uplift the image of the GHS in the Region.