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MD Of Nyaho Medical Centre Tests Positive For Covid-19


Information reaching Thinknewsonline.com indicates that the Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre, Dr Elikem Tamaklo has tested positive for deadly novel coronavirus.


According to the Media Liason of the Medical Centre, Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson, although Dr Tamaklo’s positive results has placed fear in his family, they are self-isolating, adhering to protocols and responding to treatment.


She said “Over the last two weeks, Dr Tamaklo was not physically present on the hospital premises and thus, we can confirm that the exposure was from the community. We have therefore introduced virtual meeting which is to enable efficient social distancing at the Centre as well as create enough room for clinical staff to continue to provide quality care to patients”


She added that following the Medical Centre’s Business Continuity’s plan, all non-clinical staff (including the MD) have tasked to work from home through virtual meetings as part of measures of reducing the spread of the virus.


“This was to enable efficient social distancing at the Centre as well as create enough room for clinical staff to continue to provide quality care to patients” Agyeiwaa Rockson said.


Going by the directives given by President Akufo-Addo, it is emerging that Dr Tamaklo and his family are under quarantine likewise liasing with the hospital on what to do to avoid further spread.


Thinknewsonline.com is learning that Dr. Tamaklo in a video call communicated with his employees saying he was currently doing well adding that he is adhering to appropriate guidelines.


”The stigma that some have had to endure is unfair, unfounded and has no basis. Through no fault of our own, we have been exposed to an invisible threat, a virus, and now have to keep focused on own journey to recovery, for ourselves, families and wider community” he said.


Dr. Tamaklo reminded his employees to continue to do their best and remain disciplined by observing all the recommended preventive measures such as washing of hands with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers frequently, maintaining 2-metres social distance when in public and in enclosed spaces.


He also stressed that the employees should wear their face masks whenever interacting with others and be sensitive to their own health.


The Managing Director hinted that the employees should consider self-isolating whenever they feel unwell and seek medical advice for quick diagnosis as well as treatment.


The Medical Centre says it will ensure its doors are opened adding a 24 hours provision of quality services will be rendered to all clients.


“Dr. Tamaklo will be taking a short leave of absence to focus on his recovery. During this time, Dr Victoria Lokko, the Medical Director, will be overseeing all clinical affairs whilst Emmanuel Agyei, the Operations Director, will be overseeing all operational matters of the Centre,” the Media Laison said.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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