About 38 staff members of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have recovered from the novel coronavirus disease after 39 tested positive for the virus.
Although it is unclear at what point in time the FDA staff tested positive for the virus, the authority said the last person is currently responding to treatment.
This information was contained in a statement issued in Accra on Tuesday and signed by the Communications Director and the Public Relations Officer of FDA, Mr James Lartey.
He indicated that a total of 450 staff at its head office, Tema office, KIA office and its laboratory were tested for the virus as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.
“As part of measures to combat the pandemic, the FDA organised mandatory testing for a total of 450 staff (Including the CEO and all top management) from its head office, Tema Office, KIA office and the Laboratory, out of which 39 tested positive,” Mr Lartey said.
He stated that all 39 staff who tested positive were asked to go into self-isolation while those who had been in close contact with them were also asked to do same.
Mr Lartey assured the general public of his outfit’s commitment to deliver its mandate while ensuring the safety of workers and customers.
“The general public is assured that despite this unfortunate development, the FDA shall continue to effectively execute its mandate as a regulatory agency to register and enforce the importation, manufacture, distribution and sale of safe and quality products,” he added.
The FDA, Mr Lartey said still holds fast to their motto which says that “Your wellbeing, our priority” and as such has from the very inception of this pandemic created an in-house COVID-19 committee tasked force with the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of staff as well as its clients nationwide, with respect to measures put in place for the prevention and protection against the ailment.