BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Anambra State Government has condemned the open stigmatization of the State’s COVID-19 index case.
A press statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr.          C-Don Adinuba condemned various social media publications, which identified the patient and called on people to distance themselves from him.
The Commissioner said the patient needs the support of all to remain emotionally balanced for treatment to continue.
Mr. Adinuba urged those unveiling his identity to cease doing so, as it was against medical best practices in handling the disease.
He said the Anambra State government has not revealed the name of the index case, nor have the hospital authorities where he is receiving treatment now or has been treated in recent times.
He therefore said the identity revealed on the social media broadcasts is merely speculative.
Commissioner Adinuba said the patient is getting excellent attention in one of the finest protection centres in the State, which meets the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

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