As the country continue to record surging cases of Covid-19 infection which the ministry of health hints that may be a second wave of the ravaging pandemic,the management of Tharaka University college has come come up with Ultra-modern isolation center for its students and staff as a measure to contain and stem the infection by the virus.
The facility with male and female wings is equipped with 7 isolation beds for isolating students who may develop signs of the infection before they the university seeks assistance from government facilities.
According to the Principal in charge Mr.Peter Muriungi,the 24 hrs operating health unit has been fully equipped with the vital required PPEs and they are ready to handle any case of covid-19 that may arise before seeking for assistance from government centers.
Muriungi further says the health unit which is also a dispensary for their students and staff will give relief to their learners who there before have been seeking medical care from facilities outside the university making their learning hard.
“Our students and staff have been seeking treatment from facilities outside and far from the university,but now with our own facility which is operating through out 24 hrs, situation will ease and students have humble time when seeking medical care,” he said.
A spot check by News flash into the facility found the health wokers attending to students who had made their way into the facility to seek treatment.A student who we spoke to but sought anonimity said that the facility has come the right time when as students have been spending alot to visit public dispensaries for treatment.
“The newly but dispensary will ease treatment services to comrades especially those living in the school and around in case of any emergency case now that dispensary is operational 24 hrs of the day.It is also a relief to us who have been seeking treatment from public dispensaries far from the university,” the student said.
Pauline one of the nurse working in the facility told News Flash that after making the facility operational students have embraced it and the number of students visiting the dispensary for various reasons indicate that they have been relieved a burden.
Therefore as the university resumes face to face learning,the measure taken may be an added advantage towards keeping the students safe especially at a time when they have admitted 1400 new first year students into the institution.