CAS in charge of Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has lamented the fate of recovered coronavirus patients, who are suffering from stigmatization from their communities – By Gerald Gekara.
While appearing to give a press briefing at the ministry’s headquarters, Dr. Mwangangi narrated how a surviving patient underwent stigma and scolding from close family and friends.
She has however warned that stigma will only hamper the search for positive cases as more people will be afraid of testing, retracting government plans for mass testing.
“Please don’t stigmatize our recoveries We appeal for compassion and celebration of those who have recovered. ”
Kenya’s coronavirus cases continue to rise, with 10 new infections confirmed today, out of 508 samples tested. The total cases now stand at 384.
The Health CAS also celebrated the galloping recoveries that have so far reached 129, representing 33% of the country’s coronavirus cases.
The cases were identified in Kenya’s hotspot counties; 9 in Mombasa, and 1 in Nairobi, within the 12 – 63 age bracket.
Devolution and ASAL CS Eugene Wamalwa called upon other counties to be on the look out despite not reporting any new cases, and strictly adhering to set guidelines.
He retaliated that County governments should continue to follow containment measures and at the same time ensure that food and other essential supplies are moved to those in need.