Preventing The Spread Of COVID-19: Three Institutions Benefit From ATU’S Benevolence

Accra Technical University has joined the global fight against the spread of the venomous COVID-19 pandemic which has brought many nations down on their knees and seen an exponential increase in its death toll since the outbreak in Wuhan, China early this year.
The University in view of the medically-beleaguered world has today, March 27 2020, donated to a few institutions in the Greater Accra region.
Three institutions for the underprivileged namely; Accra Psychiatric Hospital, and the Ghana Society for the Blind, both in Adabraka and the Senior Correctional Centre (former Borstal Institute) in Dzorwulu, have benefited from the University's FDA approved homemade alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand washing stand with Veronica buckets which were solely produced by the University’s Department of Science/Medical Laboratory Technology and the Department of Mechanical Engineering respectively.
The Executive Director of the Ghana Blind Union, Dr. Obeng Asamoah, receiving the items thanked the University for supporting them in these trying times, adding that the items will go a long way to safeguard them from contracting the disease. ‘‘Our interactions are mostly by touching and we’re not able to really practise social distancing. We are therefore excited that Accra Technical University has donated these items to us,’’ he added.
The Assistant Director of Prisons, Mr. Ofosu Addo, and the Principal Nursing Officer of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Mrs. Agnes Agudu, received the donations on behalf of the Regional Commander and the Director in Charge respectively. They were grateful for the timely donation and thanked the University for remembering their institutions and inmates.  
The donations come as part of the frantic efforts to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus and to safeguard as many lives as possible. The gesture was also in part, the Corporate Social Responsibility of the University.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Edmund Ameko, sympathised with the families who have lost their loved ones to the virus and wished all those who have been hospitalised due to the virus a speedy recovery.
He reemphasised the global campaign in taking safety precautions in curbing the further spread of the virus.  He added that it is important to remember our underprivileged brothers and sisters of these institutions in these challenging times as we take precautions and pray in hopes to surmount the situation as soon as possible.