Stigma around COVID-19 should be addressed through intensive campaign: Health Ministry.

New Delhi [India], April 27 : Getting infected by coronavirus is not a stigma, which should be addressed through an intensive campaign, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, here on Monday.

During a press briefing, Agarwal said: “Stigma should be addressed through an intensive campaign. We’ve to understand that there is no risk of transmission from recovered patients. They, in fact, can be a potential source of healing for antibodies using plasma therapy.”

He said that spreading of misinformation and panic should be avoided and no community or area should be labelled for COVID-19 spread.
“We should avoid spreading misinformation and panic. No community or area should be labelled for COVID-19 spread. In particular, healthcare and sanitary workers or police should not be targeted as they are there to help you,” added Agarwal.

News Source : ANI


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