The UPSA Chapter of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and cleansing agents to the University’s Medical Centre.
The gesture, according to the association, was to support the Clinic’s effort at combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The items which cost about three thousand Ghana cedis (GH₵ 3,000) include 200 face masks, twenty-four bottles (330ml) of hand sanitizers, seven gallons of liquid detergents, six gallons of parazone and six face shields.
Presenting the items to the UPSA Medical Centre, the local President of GAUA, Mr Joseph Azangeo noted that although the University is currently under a lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff of the University Clinic continue to attend to members of the university community as well as the general public.
The donation, he said, was therefore to support these devoted frontline staff to protect themselves and their patients from the deadly virus.
“The donation of the PPEs was done in the spirit of supporting the UPSA Clinic to protect both the medical staff, some of whom are GAUA members, and patients who visit the facility,” he said.
The University’s Medical Director, Dr B.T. Dornoo commended the association for the kind gesture.
“The items would go a long to improve health care delivery on campus especially as the world battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
Dr Dornoo stressed that fighting a global pandemic called for the collective efforts of all and sundry. He advised members of the university community to adhere to safety protocols outlined by the World Health Organisation and the Ghana Health Service to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The GAUA President was accompanied by other executives including Mr. James Fosu Afelike (Secretary), Ms Vivian Gbade (Deputy Secretary), Mr. Wilson Ndebilla (Treasurer) and Mr. William Kuusori (Orgainsing Secretary).