By Musa Sabir
Many people who have recovered from Corona virus and discharged from hospitals continue to find it hard to fit in the community. This is due to the challenge of stigma and discrimination they face from some members of the community including family members.
However, the State Minister for Primary Health Care, Doctor Joyce Moriku appeals to community members to receive the people as they are discharged after they fully recovered from the virus.
We are calling upon the community to receive these people as brothers and sisters. So by the fact that they have recovered fully from Covid-19, it means that these people are ready to integrate with the community.
A Member of Arua District Covid-19 Task Force says, those who recovered from the virus face discrimination in different social places including markets and water points.
The Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, Doctor Philbert Nyeko requested the District Psycho social Support Committee to help address some of the challenges.
Our own relatives are chasing us away from home when we have treated the patients, all these are psycho social issues
However, the Chairperson for Psycho-social Support Committee, Benard Enzama says, the committee will continue to give psycho social support the people.
The Treatment Unit for Covid-19 at Arua Regional Referral Hospital has so far treated and discharged 8 people.