KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has embarked on a sensitization drive to fight against stigmatization of people who have recovered from COVID-19.
The drive which runs under the slogan “COVID-19 does not discriminate; and neither should we”, has been posted on all the ministry’s media platforms under the hashtag #STAYSAFEUG.
“Do not discriminate against individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. Once they have recovered, embrace them into the communities with love and care,” part of the message reads.
People suspected to have COVID-19 and those who have recovered face a lot of stigma in their communities.
In April, a suspected COVID-19 patient in Bushenyi district who had just returned from Rwanda was lynched by people and police had to intervene and restrain them from inflicting further harm.
He was subsequently rushed to KIU Teaching Hospital’s COVID-19 isolation centre but tests proved he was negative.
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