Do not stigmatize, says MO in-charge of QC
IMPHAL: A 22-year old girl who had recovered from Covid-19 committed suicide during the home quarantine period at her residence at Singjamei Pebiya Pandit Leikai. She was found by family members hanging with a light shawl in her room on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Naoroibam Sarju, daughter of N Shanta.
She has a history of dengue fever 3 months ago while she was staying in Delhi. After reaching home she was quarantined at Bashikhong Quarantine Center, during which she developed mild fever, similar to symptoms of Covid-19. Thereafter, she was firstly tested for Covid-19 on 31st May, and again re-tested on 1st June, and her results returned positive. She got transferred to JNIMS isolation ward where she was given treatment and ultimately she recovered and tested negative for Coronavirus. Thereafter, she was sent to home for undergoing home quarantine.
The MO in charge and frontline workers of Bashikhong Quarantine center along with a police team of Irilbung police station came to the spot and took the deceased body for post mortem.
MO in charge of Bashikhong Quarantine center conducted a short awareness program on the spot of the deceased, saying that people living together, nearby residents of person returning and staying for home quarantine shouldn’t stigmatize and discriminate the patients as ‘virus carrying object’. Otherwise, such unfortunate incident of suicide cases will increase, and it is worse than the virus itself. The sector- wise protocols of tackling issues of COVID-19 are strictly maintained in the state. He appealed the people of localities and also to the people to stay alert, but limit the mentality of perceptions and follow Covid-19 care guidelines and practices to fight against the virus, he added.