Meghalaya Health Minister expresses concern over Covid-19 patients being stigmatized

Shillong, June 11, 2020 (MMP): Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek today expressed deep concern over stigmatization of Covid-19 patients in the state. Hek said people should under that Coronavirus like any other virus has the potential infect anyone and Covid-19 patients should be looked with sympathetic attitude. Speaking to the media after visiting the family members of the couple Covid-19 patients at Nongmynsong, Hek said he would not like the divulge the identities of the two Covid-19 patients who hail from Nongmynsong to avoid unnecessary stigmatization of people.

          On the other hand, Meghalaya Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that in view of the present situation, the Government is not in a position of retesting of all those who have returned to the state.

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