By Aggrey Twesigye
Families whose relatives and friends have succumbed to COVID 19 want the government and other stakeholders to come out and offer them counseling.
Some say that they have found it hard to copy with the situation and accept that they have lost their loved ones to the pandemic.
Ms. Penninah Basiime whose husband a senior journalist Felix Basime succumbed to COVID 19 told www.mknewslink.com that traders don’t want to transact with them thinking they carry the virus and this is stigmatizing them.
Ms. Basiime a nurse at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital ,Tuberculosis ward further intimated to www.mknewslink.com in an interview that since the death of her husband, they no longer receive visitors at their both homes in Kakoba and Isingiro and the public doesn’t want to associate with the family.
“The way local leaders give out the information after death of our relatives is not right at all. Some allege that the whole family is down with COVID 19, they sound as if we chose our fate and all these are psychologically torturing us,” she complained.
She now appealed to the government to come out and offer counselling to families, relatives and friends of fallen victims because that is what they need most at the end of the day.
She also called upon the general public to have faith and pray to God to help them overcome this helm of COVID 19 pandemic.
Pennina Basiime is an example of Ugandans that are facing it rough after losing their relatives to the pandemic.
www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website