Matilda Agamu, a recovered Covid-19 patient who was stigmatized by customers of her local community at Bolgatanga in the Higher East Area, has presented start to a balanced little one lady.
Matilda was the initially coronavirus patient in the Higher East Area. She was identified whilst pregnant. But despite owning been treated, declared recovered and discharged, she was stigmatized collectively with her spouse who also later examined optimistic for the virus.
Matilda was unable to reopen her store for business and her 8-yr-outdated daughter was stoned by other small children in the neighborhood.
Precisely a person month in the past, when Pleasure News very first visited Matilda Agamu, she was traumatized and dejected, having long gone by means of the painful ordeal of getting stigmatized by men and women she when knew as friends and relatives.
At the time, she was expecting her infant but she was also with out any cash to put together for the baby’s arrival.
This was mainly because Matilda had put in pretty much a month at the Covid-19 treatment method centre and just as she was about to be discharged, her husband was also admitted, possessing contracted the coronavirus as perfectly.
While she had recovered from covid-19 and discharged, Matilda was remaining almost alone and unable to trade as a end result of verbal abuse from some of her colleague traders.
But now, two months just after Matilda delivered her infant, she and her family members are happier.
“Ever considering that Albert Sore (Joy Information Correspondent) arrived to my household for the online video shooting, factors started turning all around for our great and for the fantastic title of Pleasure News”, Matilda claimed.
Host of Pleasure FM’s Super Early morning Present, Kojo Yankson traveled to Bolgatanga, to do a specific element on Matilda Agamu and her spouse and children, shortly after Regional Correspondent, Albert Sore initial informed her tale.
Matilda claimed Kojo Yankson’s stop by also culminated in the check out of the MP for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo.
She said Adongo frequented her at house to demonstrate her compassion and to donate some things to her.
“Isaac Adongo came with items like rice, oil, milk, eggs and a income volume of GH¢1,000,” Mathilda uncovered.
She additional that she has acquired other donations in income and type from numerous properly-this means men and women, teams and companies including the Youth Harvest Basis Ghana, the Specialist Christian Women’s Network and the Nationwide Commission for Civic Schooling (NCCE).
“Later, other people adopted up to make donations. They gave me items like cleaning soap, outfits for my newborn, milo, milk, hand sanitizers and numerous many others. I just cannot even tell when the objects will finish”, an thrilled Matilda mentioned, including that she’s also been given pretty much GHC10,000 in money.
On the working day of JoyNews’ current pay a visit to, Terabuuriyele – a group concerned with the advertising of the lifestyle and tradition of the Higher East Region, had also arrive to present a donation to Mathilda and her new child child.
Secretary for the group, Habiba Alhassan, explained they had been touched by Matilda’s story.
“We decided to place our heads with each other and see what we can do to support the family”, she additional.
The group donated some foods things and a money amount of GH¢3,000 to Matilda and her relatives.
Mathilda informed Pleasure News she underwent a Caesarean part for the reason that she was expecting past her owing day.
But nothing at all about her former Covid-19 status was at any time stated by the health care provider.
She said that she and her new child little one female who is nonetheless to be presented a title, are very healthier.
“She (the toddler) is healthy. The only thing is that she eats a ton. She eats a lot but she is nutritious there is almost nothing wrong with her”, Matilda said, laughing.
Questioned how she feels now, Matilda mentioned, “I’m content. I can say I’m the happiest female in the world”.
Mathilda’s partner, Bernard mentioned each of their organizations have experienced considering the fact that their Covid-19 encounter but he is really hopeful that factors will before long turn all-around for the superior.
“We are pleading with persons (in the community) to recognize that we did not get this sickness for ourselves. Any individual at all could be contaminated. They should help us in our business enterprise since I am jobless and I want to do a little something to assistance my family members,” Bernard reported.
Mathilda Agamu and her husband say the stigmatization against them has normally reduced considering the fact that the initially time they shared their tale.
Mathilda will reopen her enterprise as soon as her toddler is old and solid more than enough.
For now, she has resolved to develop into an ambassador for campaigns versus the stigmatization of folks who have recovered from the coronavirus.
She has previously long gone on some nearby radio stations to do a handful of campaigns with the assistance of the NCCE in the Upper East Location, and hopes to carry on that, for as prolonged as is needed.