Home » india news » Stigma around COVID-19 should be addressed through intensive campaign, says Health Ministry
 

Stigma around COVID-19 should be addressed through intensive campaign, says Health Ministry

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 April 2020, 19:54 IST
(ANI)

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.

(ANI)

Also Read: COVID-19 Lockdown: 80 pc of mandis have started their operations, says MHA

First published: 27 April 2020, 19:54 IST
 
PREVIOUS STORY
NEXT STORY