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