From the Rector: Covid-19

Measures by GIK against Coronavirus

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From the Rector: Covid-19

GIK efforts against Coronavirus Information

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans [1].

 

Symptoms:

Common signs of infection include:

  • respiratory symptoms
  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death [1].

Precautionary Measures:

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing [1].

 

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you cannot use soap and water [2][3]

 

Maintain social distancing [2]

 

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth [2]

 

Practice respiratory hygiene [2]

 

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early [2]

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider [2]

 

Measures taken by GIK Institute:

  • Closure of the academic activities in pursuance of government instructions
  • Provision of necessary medical equipment and other supplies to GIK Medical Center
  • Fumigation of all buildings and open areas
  • Postponement of all events, large gathering and sports activities
  • Restrictions timing on GIKafe and tuck area, shops and restaurants
  • Monitoring committees constituted for observation of ensuring sanitation and hygiene standards
  • Issuance of Travel Advisory for all employees and students
  • Awareness sessions for employees
  • Dissemination of information through GIK website
  • Circulation of precautions and remedial measures through emails, notifications, banners, and panaflexes to all employees and students
  • Training of medical /others staff for Emergency Response
  • Handshake avoidance and social distancing policy implementation

 

Screening in GIK:

 

GIK Helpline:

GIK Exchange:                                                                                Tel: 0092 (0938) 281026

Muhammad Ismail, Director Facilitation                                 Ext: 2271

Dr.Muhammad Imran Khan, Dean (Student Affairs)             Ext: 2301

Dr.Imtiaz Ali, Senior Medical Officer, Medical Center           Ext: 24342634

 

References & Helpful Links:

[1] https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

[2] https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

[3] https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

[4] https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/influenza/seasonalinfluenza/infectioncontroladvice/respiratoryhygieneposters/

[5] https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html  

[6] https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51048366

[7] https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

[8] http://healthkp.gov.pk/Corona_Statistics

[9] https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-investigational-vaccine-covid-19-begins