Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of the Nyaho Medical Center has tested positive for Coronavirus.
This was confirmed by the Media Liason of the Center, Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson who noted that this is a likely community-based case.
According to her, Dr. Tamaklo has not been physically present at the hospital premises for some two weeks now, adding, “we can confirm that the exposure was from the community”.
The family, she indicated, is however well and has since been ‘self-isolating together and are taking all the medical advice and precautionary measures’.
To ‘enable efficient social distancing at the Center, as well as create enough room for clinical staff to continue to provide quality care to patients’, Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson said non-clinical staff including the MD have since been working remotely from home through virtual meetings since March 23, 2020.
The Medical Center, however, continues to operate although Dr. Tamaklo, on his part, “will be taking a short leave of absence to focus on his recovery”.
In a short video to all his employees following the diagnosis, Dr. Tamaklo said, “I am currently doing well but felt it important to fully live out the Nyaho leadership standards and commitment to building a culture of trust. The stigma that some have had to endure is unfair, unfounded and has no basis. Through no fault of their own, they have been exposed to an invisible threat, a virus, and now have to keep focused on their journey to recovery, for themselves, their families and their wider community."
“We all need to continue to do our best and remain disciplined by observing all the recommended preventive measures such as the 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, wearing of face masks whenever interacting with others and being sensitive to our own health to self-isolate if feeling unwell and seek medical advice as soon as possible for quick diagnosis and treatment”.