COVID-19: 7 executive staff of NHIA test positive for virus

COVID-19: 7 executive staff of NHIA test positive for virus

- Seven persons from the NHIA have contracted the Coronavirus disease

- The affected persons include CEO, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby and six top executives

- Meanwhile, Ghana's case count stands at 12,590

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Seven executives of the National Health Insurance Authority have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after the CEO, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, declared she was also positive on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The seven include, Deputy CEO Finance and Investment, Deputy CEO HR and Admin. and Deputy CEO Operations.

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According to a report by Starr FM, the company has also barred non-staff from entering their premises. A notice to that effect has been posted on the wall of the NHIA building.

The decision is supposed to protect the staff of the NHIA from further contracting the disease.

Persons who need to do business with the NHIA must call to book an appointment first.

Ghana continues to see a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. The latest update from the Ghana Health Service indicated that 12,590 people have been infected as of Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

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Also, eight more COVID-19 patients have died within a space of 24 hours, bringing Ghana’s total death toll to 66.

The number of recoveries is now 4,410.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that at least 20 medical doctors and 100 nurses have contracted the deadly COVID-19 disease at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

This was revealed by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo.

According to Dr. Baidoo, for every doctor infected, five nurses will also contract the virus - hence the projection of 100 nurses.

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