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2020-03-31 00:00:01

MRU Volunteers Helping the National Public Health Centre

computertouch From this week, a group of 30 Mykolas Romeris University volunteers will come to the aid of the National Public Health Centre. The group includes students, lecturers and administrative staff. The iniciators of this volunteer effort hope that in the near future, the number of volunteers will grow.

MRU is the first university, whose volunteers will help support the National Public Health Centre.

According to MRU Prof. Rector Inga Žalėnienė, during this period it is most important to unite and to help in whatever way possible to overcome the pandemic.

„It is wonderful that the University community is very civic-minded and is participating in helping the National Public Health Centre.“

Assistance to the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) coordinator Inga Mickevičiūtė said the Centre is in need of help to keep in touch remotely with those who have been identified, recently returned from abroad or those who have had contact with persons  infected with  COVID-19.

“At this time, persons who are in a high-risk group for possibly becoming infected should be in self-isolation,” said Mickevičiūtė. “However, it is also very important to stay in touch with them remotely and to receive relevant information about their state of health and situation relating to self-isolation.”

The volunteers will work according to NVSC work rules and supplied questionnaires. They will be trained by National Public Health Centre specialists.

Volunteers every day remotely will contact people who, according to the recommendations of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, belong to a high-risk group and should be in self-isolation. Volunteers will also collect information about changes in their health, symptoms, self-isolation and what social help they may urgently need.

The number of these people continues to grow. NVSC specialists do not have enough resources to retain direct contact with each of them. This is where volunteers become necessary, noted Mickevičiūtė.