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16.06.2020 Headlines

Covid-19: NHIA CEO Tests Positive

	       The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby
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The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, June 14.

She is currently on quarantine.

Staff of the NHIA have been informed of the status of their boss while contact tracing is underway.

Speaking to Accra-based radio station, Asaase Radio, Dr Dsane-Selby said she tested positive for the disease after experiencing tiredness, body pains and headaches.

She said she contacted a colleague at the Noguchi Medical Research Institute and “a team came to the house and tested and I tested positive.”

“I live with my mother. Luckily, she tested negative and so did the house help. So I immediately self-quarantined,” she told Accra-based radio station, Asaase Radio.

“I’m fine. If feels like a bad bout of malaria. I just felt tired, quite a lot of body pains, muscle ache, headaches at the beginning but not anymore,” she said.

Dr Dsane-Selby said she has contacted all those she came into contact with over the last few days “and they’ve been for testing, and as far as I’m aware, they’re negative.”

She becomes the second high profile Ghanaian on record to have tested positive for the virus.

Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu is currently recuperating from the virus.

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