Unical VC inaugurates COVID-19 taskforce on campus

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By George Odok
Calabar, Jan. 13, 2020 The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has inaugurated the COVID-19 Taskforce Central team for the institution under the leadership of Dr Kingsley Akaba.

Other members of the team include Dr Paul Odey of the faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr Leku Odey, Director of Health Services and Dr Alexander Peter, Public Health.

The rest of the taskforce members are Dr Bassey Ubi, Microbiologist and Mrs Josephine Bisong, Logistic personnel.

Inaugurating the team on Wednesday in Calabar, Obi urged members of the team to coordinate all the terms of reference as established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the campus.

She explained that the taskforce team would also oversee the activities of all sub committees and execution of their goals and report directly to the Vice Chancellor’s office on a day-to-day activities of the COVID-19 task force.

The VC also created sub committees to help in facilitating the assignment given to the taskforce.

The committees include the Infection Prevention and Control; Quality Assurance, Management of COVID-19 Cases and Technical/Procurement.

Responding, Akaba assured the VC that the team would do its best in ensuring that the protocols of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to on campus.

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