Doctor Pastor Sacrifice Chirisa - Remaining Focused In The Time Of Worldwide Pandemics

In the 1980s and 90s people used to shun those suffering from HIV/AIDS calling them all sorts of names and fast forward to 2020, the scenario is the same, but this time the victims of such actions are patients of Covid-19.

Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Deputy Director, Mental Health Services, Dr Sacrifice Chirisa who has recovered from Covid-19 speaks about stigma and discrimination and how it affects the patient.

“One of the things that I want to speak about is the stigma, that is the reason why I volunteered to come out being a medical health practitioner and a doctor.

“Look, I had Covid-19 and it was not my fault. I did not do anything, there is nobody to blame,” said Dr Chirisa.

Dr Chirisa advised people to treat those who get infected with Covid-19 as human beings and to stop calling them names.