Casting doubt on COVID-19 recoveries could fuel stigmatization – Hadzide

A Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide is urging Ghanaians to desist from casting doubt about the rise in the number of COVID-19 recoveries announced by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Speaking at the Ministry’s Press Conference on Tuesday, he said casting doubts about the numbers only fuel stigmatization against victims who have been treated and discharged.

“We are concerned that insinuations that casts doubt on the veracity of recoveries declared by the Ghana Health Service and now a suggestion for strict proof of the recoveries can worsen the already dire problem of stigmatization of persons who have recovered,” he said.

He said Ghanaians must welcome persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and accord them the needed support to easily reintegrate into their communities.

“We admonish fellow countrymen and women to gladly welcome our compatriots who were once infected and tested positive but have gone through the process of receiving care and have now consecutively tested negative back into our various communities as fully recovered persons who pose no threat to us,” he added.

According to the Ghana Health Services’ update of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1,754 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in Ghana.

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