VC thanks Daystar community for standing together
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Timothy Wachira has appreciated for cooperating to contain suspected cholera outbreak at the Athi River campus. He spoke as the university received a clean bill of health from public health officials and also the first three students were discharged. More students will be released tomorrow.
The VC spoke to members of the University Management Board this afternoon after its routine monthly meeting at the Athi River campus. He also he led the university administrators to receive their own anti-biotic treatment.
As he popped his capsules, the VC urged members of the community to go for drugs at the clinic. Over 1,000 members of the community are reported to have received medication.
The good news followed the inspection and clearance of the Athi River Cafeteria, both food samples and staff by Public Health Officers from Machakos County. A similar inspection was also conducted at the Nairobi campus yesterday.
Among those who responded immediately the alerm was raised on Saturday included: the Dean of Students Dr. James Karau, the Ag. DVC (Finance & Administration) Mr. Pius Muia, University Services Manager Mr. Joshua Musyimi, Senior Campus Administrator Ms Caroline Mwangi, the Corporate Affairs Manager Mrs. Damaris Kimilu, the Dean, School of Science, Engineering and Public Health Dr Martha Kiarie, HoD for the Nursing programme Mrs. Susan Njuguna, Assistant Administration Officer Catering and Administration Mrs. Nita Mwamisi, the University Chaplain Rev. Steven Nduto and Assistant Chaplain Rev. Josphat Musili.
The VC also Besides the management team, the VC appreciated Chancery Wright Insurance Brokers for sending Dr. G.Z. Mutuma, a communicable diseases specialist to support the University, and Head of Medical Services Mr. Ben Kiriungi; Pacis Insurance for supplying chemo-prophylaxis drugs through Case Manager Dr. Beatrice Makonjio, Machakos County Public Health and Ministry of Health officers for working with the University to arrest the situation.
thanked the Medical staff at the University Clinic operated by Clinix who received the students included Dr. Dorothy Odiek, Dr. Benson Aiwo, Mr. Brian Juma and Mr. Kevin Benjamin for working tirelessly to ensure the students were appropriately attended to as it deemed fit, and Nurses Diana and Joshua for managing the transfers.
Worth mentioning is our Public Health and Nursing students Jonah Mbela, Rachel Kasongo and Felistus Kuyioli who moved fast to inspect and disinfect public places, and DUSA Social Welfare official Jonah Karanja who worked tirelessly to ensure affected students sought medical help.