MOHFW – Guide to Address Stigma Associated with COVID-19 PDF
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has released Guide to Address Stigma Associated with COVID-19 to avoid misleading information related to coronavirus. Government urged people not to follow or forward any non authentic information.
Effects of Stigma and Discrimination
- People concealing symptoms
- Hesitancy in seeking medical care
- People not adhering to interventions like home quarantine
- Increased sense of emotional isolation, feeling of guilt and anxiety
- Lack of self-esteem and confidence
- Ostracisation of healthcare workers and others involved in COVID-19 management
- Worsening of pre-existing psychiatric illness such as depression
- Be appreciative and supportive of efforts made by front line workers
- Verify the information from a reliable source such as Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website, before sharing or forwarding the same
- Share positive stories of those who have recovered from COVID-19
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