National Health Insurance CEO tests positive for COVID-19
National Health Insurance CEO: Another government official, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has tested positive for Covid-19.
Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby who has gone into self-isolation said she got to know her status this Sunday.
According to her, contact tracing has began immediately she got to know of her status. So far, she said all those tested have tested negative.
The NHIA CEO said she immediately contacted doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and others for assistance and she has been put medication.
Sources told Joy News the staff of the Authority have been made aware of Dr. Dsane-Selby’s status and those close to her have gone for a test.
The former Medical Officer at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Achimota Hospital and in the UK said she considering where she works and the number of people who stream through her office, it is not surprising she caught the virus.
According to her, she has been adhering to all the WHO protocols but believes perhaps working at the NHIA exposed her to the virus.
That notwithstanding, she advised the general public not to let their guard down but take the use of hand sanitizers and a face mask when they are going out as well as regular hand washing seriously.
Dr. Dsane-Selby said encouraged the general public to show love and compassion to people who have contracted the virus and not stigmatize them.
The NHIA boss said just like any sickness people get ill, they get treated and move on with their life so Covid-19 is just another fight people win.
The NHIA boss is the fourth government official to test positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu Ankomah was taken into an ICU on April 10, in the UK after he tested positive for the virus.
On Saturday, news broke that the Health Minister is recuperating at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) after testing positive for the coronavirus disease.
The Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam has also died, a few weeks after his personal driver tested positive for Covid-19.