Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin is urging government to put on TV evidence of deaths from Covid-19 to clarify doubts about the existence of the disease.

He said this form of shock therapy is important and would push people to adhere to measures aimed at containing the disease.

“In fact I’ll want to see on TV some evidence of death because you state that this number of people are dead, but they have not seen anything like that.

“I believe you can apply the various strategies and methods according to the situation and the people you’re leading,” he said when the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu addressed the House on government’s handling of the disease, Tuesday.

According to Bagbin, a shock therapy will “wake people up from their slumber and let them know that the Covid-19 is real”, a statement that left the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu unhappy.

According to Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu the suggestion could encourage stigmatization.

He cited examples of people who after recovering from the coronavirus have had to suffer stigmatization because they had spoken openly about their experience in the media.

“Mr. Speaker, here we are talking about stigmatization and one person who contracted the disease and came out triumphantly who thought that they should be in a position to espouse his old status so as to make people believe it. As we speak today, people are even afraid to associate with his own kids.”

According to him, there should be a clearly laid out plan for how people will be informed about the virus to ensure adherence to safety protocols.

Meanwhile, Mr Bagbin is also urging the Health Minister to take seriously education against kissing in the fight against Covid-19.

According to him, although “people may have stopped shaking hands and hugging, they haven’t stopped kissing and that could potentially lead to people contracting the disease.”