At least twenty-two (22) contacts have been traced so far after a doctor at the Ledzokuku Municipal Hospital (LEKMA Hospital) at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Jacqueline Sfarijilani, Municipal Health Director of LEKMA, the list includes health workers, patients and family of the said doctor.
Speaking on Accra-based Starr Fm on Tuesday, the Health Director indicated that the test results from all 22 contacts have been sent to the testing centres and test results are expected in the next 48 hours.
“We had information that he has tested positive at another facility but he is a staff of the LEKMA Hospital. We do know he’s our staff but he tested positive in another facility. We heard the information last week Friday and as protocol demand, we tried to get in touch with those he came into contact with, both patients and staff and we informed them to self-isolate. Before that, we took their samples and we are waiting for their test results from the National level.
“They are about 22 from the LEKMA area and it’s a mixture of health workers and patients he came into contact with and his family. The results were taken over the weekend so we are hoping in the next 48 hours we will have the results,” she indicated.
Currently, the Unit where the doctor worked is being fumigated but other departments at the hospital are still operational.
“We are fumigating the hospital, not the whole hospital but the Unit that the worked with. Service is still ongoing and after the fumigation is over in the next 36hours, services will be back to normal at the OPS/GYN Unit department,” she added.
According to her, the staff and residents in the area have been encouraged and sensitized in the wake of the development to reduce fear amongst them.