ATU Intensifies COVID-19 Sensitisation For Non-Teaching Staff

Following the president's directive to suspend academic activities in all public and private tertiary institutions, non-teaching staff at the Accra Technical University who provide essential services at the University have been taken through intensive sensitisation on the pandemic COVID-19 by officials from the University Clinic.
Addressing the staff at the meeting, resident doctor of the University, Dr. Imam Mumuni, reiterated the importance of the staff’s roll in providing essential services to sustain the University in these trying times.
 He mentioned that the University finds the health of its staff a topmost priority and would put in place measures to ensure their safety in performing their administrative roles.
Dr. Mumuni, briefed staff on the COD-VID19, touching on how one can be infected, what happens after infection and what can be done to stabilise such persons. He also busted some myths about the virus and dissuaded staff from thinking that infection means death.
 Instead, he encouraged staff to adhere to stringent and hygienic measures that would safeguard them from contracting the virus.  Such measures include; refraining from handshakes, hugs, covering mouths when coughing and regularly washing hands thoroughly with soap under running as well as using hand sanitisers.
He also cautioned that any staff who experiences any of the symptoms of the disease tries as much as possible to stay away from the work place and call the National COD-VID19 response team at the least suspicion.
The University wishes to use this forum to entreat all staff providing essential services and students who have vacated the premises to remain calm and take preventive measures to combat the spread of the virus. It is with great optimism as we look out for each other in this adverse moment that we will soon overcome this and the University will revert to its normal operations.