UEW forms medical team to respond to possible covid-19 cases

Management of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) in the Central Region has put in place a standby medical team to attend and manage any positive case of the deadly novel coronavirus on its campus at Ajumako.

“We have medical personnel on standby who will attend to any student who may test positive for the covornavirus,” he said.

The Dean of Faculty of Ghanaian Languages at the Ajumako Campus, Professor Charles Owu-Ewie, announced this when Zoomlion Ghana Limited disinfected the campus on Friday the university prepares to resume academic activities for final year students.

Professor Owu-Ewie

According to him, the medical team will act as first respondent, and will primarily isolate and manage any Covid-19 case that may be recorded on the Ajumako Campus.

He said the disinfection exercise was the last leg of the campus’ readiness before the students finally return.

“…and as part of the protocols, every student coming to campus will first have his/her temperature checked before allowed entry,” he noted.

For non-campus residents, Prof Owu-Ewie said there will be a daily check of their temperatures anytime they arrived at the campus main entrance

On that score, he assured that they will ensure all the students abide fully by the Covid-19 safety protocols.

“We know there is some apprehension amongst the students and parents, but we believe by adhering to the Covid-19 protocols we will prevent a coronavirus attack on campus,” he said.

While welcoming the idea of mass testing of all students, the dean indicated that thermometer guns would be used as a precautionary measure.

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Meanwhile, he said the university has bought Veronica buckets, soaps and alcohol-based hand sanitisers which will be put at the entrances of lecture halls, offices and various halls of residence.

“The university also has loads of nose masks which will be given to the students who will be returning to campus,” Prof Owu-Ewie further disclosed.

By 3news.com|Ghana