New Guinea Campus drives disinfection days in its educational spaces
MINSA official, fumigating one of the academic areas.
Judith Robleto

URACCAN, committed to the health and life of its community

In light of the commitment to the health and life of its university community, this house of intercultural studies has been carrying out constant days of disinfection, as part of its security protocol. In this sense, the New Guinea site, in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MINSA), carried out a detailed process of fumigation, in order to prevent diseases.

Depending on the start of the second half of the 2020 academic year, the authorities of this campus, from the area of Hygiene and Safety, have coordinated efforts for the practice responsible for the health measures covered by the institutional protocol.

For the PhD. Eugenio López Mairena, vice-chancellor of the compound, the fumigation activity is carried out "to eliminate the mosquito, which is the vector that causes Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Malaria, in addition to performing a disinfection process to avoid COVID-19".

Dr. López, on behalf of the large URACCAN family, stated that "we want our students, parents and university community to have the confidence that we are taking the necessary preventive measures to prevent COVID-19 infection and to be able to make life go on."

For his part, the graduate Luis Umaña, vector control technician of the MINSA of New Guinea, assured that "for many years with URACCAN we carry out prevention and control activities, with regard to vector control and now with the prevention of COVID-19"

In this regard, Umaña explained that "URACCAN coordinates with the Ministry of Health activities that are merely of the institutions; with the support of the students we make home visits, raising awareness of the population to take preventive measures and prevent this pandemic from affecting us more than is affecting us."

"We work with URACCAN," the MINSA official added, "to also be an example of how institutions work together for the well-being of the population."