Njala University Complements Government in Preventing the Corona Virus
Authorities of Njala University have on Thursday 26th March, 2020 complemented government’s preparedness efforts in preventing the deadly corona virus.
The University through the Community Relations Office and the Njala Hospital distributed veronica buckets and also sensitized town chiefs within the Kori Chiefdom on the symptoms of the Corona Virus and the need for them to institute bye-laws to control the possible spread of the virus in their communities.
The distribution and sensitization meeting was held at the Njala University Hospital and in attendance were town chiefs from Mosongo, Mokende, Gbonjeima,Tiama and Kombelehun communities.
Community Relations Officer,Njala University, Thomas Bamie Charles intimated the chiefs that, the University is responding to the clarion call by government to scale up sensitization in communities on the epidemic.
He called on them to remain vigilant and re-activate their community task force groups and bye laws to support government to prevent the virus just like they did during the Ebola epidemic.
Dr Mohamed Coker, Senior Medical Doctor,Njala University Hospital admonished the chiefs to sensitize their subjects to inculcate hand washing as a normal habit.
The Corona virus according to him has hugely affected developed nations with better and sophisticated medical systems.He appealed to the Chiefs to protect their communities by taking direct leadership in government’s preparedness efforts.
The Town Chiefs assured the University that they will do all in their powers to ensure that their communities are safe and disclosed that they have instituted bye laws and remain vigilant to support government.
Njala University has similarly supplied veronica buckets to all the main administrative and academic buildings in the Njala and Bo Campuses with a view to heighten the minds of students and staff of the University on the need to wash their hands daily and to maintain social distancing.
The Community and Public Relations Offices of the University and the Njala Hospital are expected to hold more sensitization meetings with communities on the Corona virus.
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