The Authorities of the Sunyani Technical University (STU) has presented alcohol based sanitizers to staff of the University, educational institutions and a section of the populace in the Sunyani Municipality.
The University’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences produced the 800 pieces of the alcohol based hand sanitizers and supplied them randomly to the residents to aid hand washing and protect them against the Coronavirus Disease also known as (COVID-19).
Already, it has produced and stocked certified pharmaceutical shops in the Municipality with thousands of the hand sanitizers for sale.
The University of Energy and Natural Resources and the Catholic University College of Ghana at Fiapre, near Sunyani, as well as mechanics at the Sunyani garages and a section of the media also benefited from the supplies.
In an interview with the media, Professor Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, the Vice-Chancellor of the STU emphasised that hand washing with soap under running water, use of sanitizers and social distancing were the reliable and surest ways one could protect oneself from contracting the corona virus.
As a national health burden, the VC said the university had also prepared adequately to contain the spread of the disease.
“This is why we closed the University on March 16, and sent students home as directed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo”, Prof Adinkrah-Appiah indicated.
In a related development, Cheers FM, a Sunyani-based radio station in collaboration with Scab Pharmacy, presented Veronica buckets, soaps and tissue papers to some institutions in the Municipality.
The donors placed the Veronica buckets at the precincts of the Ghana Post, National Investment Bank and Bayport Financial Services within the central business district of Sunyani to promote hand washing with soap under running water to stem the spread of the COVID-19.
Mr. Atta Akoto Senior, the General Manager, Cheers FM, underscored the need for the private sector to support the government to control the spread of the disease.
He said apart from controlling the spread of the COVID-19, the presentation was also a measure to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goal 13 of promoting good health and well-being of the people.