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KATH management cautions in opposition to stigmatising coronavirus sufferers

Authorities at Komfo Anokye Instructing Healthcare facility have urged the citizenry to desist from stigmatising people today who have examined good for Covid-19 and the frontline health employees.

At a press briefing on Thursday, the Ashanti Regional Director of Overall health Services, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang, stated need to these kinds of acts persist, people will be hesitant to disclose data about their wellness background.

Thus, impeding the attempts of authorities and frontline employees in combating the condition.

“This is extremely stressing due to the fact when it transpires that way we won’t get the cooperation of the contacts of the confirmed individuals.

“Covid-19 is only dangerous when you do not adhere to the precautionary measures and you do not notice the social distancing,” he stated.

Dr Tenkorang then called on the media to support overall health staff and authorities, to teach the common general public about the infectious coronavirus.

Director of Nursing at KATH, Georgina Efua Sam, was worried that public stigmatisation of personnel who may well deal the coronavirus in their line of responsibility, could discourage them from giving their most effective when at work.

She, consequently, admonished citizens towards discrimination and referred to as for unconditional assist and encouragement for the staff.

 “The important factor that the public must recognize is how the illness spreads and how to shield oneself from it so remember to do not stigmatise well being staff and their families.”

The Main Govt Officer of KATH, Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso, on his section, cautioned pastors to refrain from telling their congregants to only glimpse up to God for protection but also recommend them on the protocols to notice to avoid finding contaminated.

He indicated that opinions by some of these preachers frustrate the initiatives of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, be certain that the pandemic is contained.

“Some men of God have been trooping to radio stations to preach to the public in a really defiant and negative manner and that does not support the program of Ghana at all.

“Without any scientific basis, we have all types of preachers who are producing statements of denial of the disease’s existence [and must stop],” he warned.

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