The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, has narrated how he and members of his family lived through coronavirus and the resultant stigmatisation before they were tested negative and discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where they received treatment.
“Even me, I was not spared. I heard that people around the neighborhood where I live were spreading the news in fear. So we need to really work on the stigma issue.”
Dr. Kawu, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday moments after he was declared free of the Coronavirus, said: “I developed chest infection, so I had to be on antibiotics for some days. But thank God, myself and members of my family do not have the symptoms again and we have been discharged from the isolation centre.”
The Acting Secretary emphasized the need for the people to guide against stigmatizing victims of the disease.
Dr. Kawuhe had, last week, announced that he and some members of his family had contracted the disease about two weeks earlier.