Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi has met Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar at the Governor’s House Lahore and briefed him about the initiatives taken by the Government College University in the fight against Coronavirus.
Prof Asghar Zaidi requested the Governor that universities like GCU Lahore had very bright minds but they needed biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories for research on fatal infectious diseases including COVID-19.
Besides setting up the Quarantine Facility for 364 people at its Kala Shah Kaku Campus, the Vice Chancellor said, the GCU Chemistry Department has collaborated with the RL Hummate Pvt. Ltd providing 20,000 liters Chlorine Dioxide-based disinfectant to hospitals across Punjab.
He explained that their chemistry department had worked with the Ministry of Health in providing 20,000 litres of disinfectant spray to all parts of the Punjab; not just in Lahore but also in Rawalpindi, Multan, Muzafargarh, DG Khan and Bahawalpur.
Prof Zaidi also handed over 160 litres hand sanitizer, made by GCU Chemistry Department, for doctors and paramedics and pledged to provide more 340 litres.
The VC also said that he is also leading an awareness campaign about special precautionary measures for elderly people as they are most likely to get seriously affected by the Coronavirus.
The Punjab governor appreciated the initiatives taken by GCU Lahore and assured the Vice Chancellor of his support for establishing bio-safety laboratories.