Health official says the COVID-19 road to recovery is a lengthy process

Health official says the COVID-19 road to recovery is a lengthy process

Director of Primary Health Care Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Naemi Shoopala said the road to recovery for patients who have recovered is a lengthy process.
She said this process takes a toll in someone's mentality, especially from when they receive their results and informing their families, which is a difficult step.
There is a fear of the unknown.
It's a new disease with no cure.
Shoopala explained that patients are urged to keep observing all the measures even if the symptoms have subsided.
Stigma is also another issue they are faced with. There is, therefore, constant interaction with social workers.
She noted that patients are fully educated should anything happen.
There are follow-ups to report any changes in their conditions.
Previously quarantined, Dr Nelago Amagulu said her overall experience during quarantine was good.
She said they had an amazing reception on arrival at the airport where screening and temperature checks were also done.
She said information sharing was effective, conditions were explained on-site and their accommodation and staff at the quarantine facility were good.
Dr Amagulu added that their psychosocial wellbeing was well taken care of with social workers making daily visits.
She, however, noted that apart from not being able to be in personal contact with their families, she understood that being quarantined was her civic duty in helping the country fight the pandemic.
Namibia has eight COVID-19 recoveries with eight active cases.
A Namibian truck driver was put in isolation in the Copperbelt area in Zambia after testing positive for COVID-19.
Minister of Health Dr Kalumbi Shangula said he has since tested negative and allowed to continue on his journey. This case will be recorded as a Zambian case.
So far, 1 060 tests were done.
Currently, 263 people are in quarantine.
They said this during a panel discussion at the COVID-19 Communication Centre.