For almost 6 months, our doctors and nurses who have been on uninterrupted cavid duty are now becoming mentally ill on their own. There are 45,000 doctors in the state, according to embarrassing figures from the Indian Medical Association-Maharashtra.
Fear of corona is visible among the people even after unlocking, but the fear and suffering of our health workers on coward duty continues day and night. As a result, stress has increased so much that doctors only need one doctor. According to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Maharashtra, 40% of residential physicians suffer from brain disease. Not only that, 25% of physicians and incidivists who see ICU patients were also under pressure. Psychiatrists say many health workers are taking antidepressants.
Since April, health workers in Maharashtra have taken to the streets several times to demand their safety. For almost 6 months, our doctors and nurses who have been on uninterrupted cavid duty are now becoming mentally ill on their own. There are 45,000 doctors in the state, according to embarrassing figures from the Indian Medical Association-Maharashtra.
According to IMA Maharashtra, 25% of ICU-physicians and intensive care units in charge of critically ill patients are under stress. According to the IMA, 40% of residential physicians in the state suffer from brain disease in the Covid era. Alcohol and cigarette addiction among health workers has increased by 30% due to covid stress, according to the agency.
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According to IMA Maharashtra President Dr Abinash Vandway, “The most important thing is that some life-centered people occasionally drink or smoke cigarettes because of their lifestyle. But now many doctors increase the amount of alcohol and cigarette smoking due to stress.” “There is a lot of tension among the resident doctors. There are also many doctors who have not been to their homes for the last six months! They cannot see their loved ones. There is a lot of pressure. Resident doctors are the victims.”
A senior doctor on Covid Duty told NewsTree on condition of anonymity how one of his pregnant colleagues lost his child after an infection and committed suicide due to stress. “This is what happened to my colleague. She contracted corona in the ninth month of pregnancy.” Unfortunately her child did not survive. She couldn’t believe that her child was no longer in this world, it was a very difficult time and she needed help mentally, it took time to convince her that this could happen to anyone at such a time. It’s not her fault, she can be a mother again. ”
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A staff nurse in Mumbai, speaking on condition of anonymity, explained how Kovid was serving patients, saying nurses were under daily stress and fear. “Pandemic work has a day-to-day quarantine period, but symptoms still appear or I may be able to infect someone in my home. I am very stressed by this thought. It is extremely challenging that I infect family members when I come home from the hospital. “I’m not doing it. Won’t they have a problem because of me? She’s too scared to go home. We still remember this anxiety and excitement, and it will continue until the end of Corona.”
Many of Mumbai’s top psychiatrists are talking about how doctors are now only resorting to doctors because of stress. Sreeta Nair, a psychiatrist at Fortis Hospital, said: “The health condition of the health worker is under stress because of this covid. Anxiety and depression are common complaints. Stress has gained a lot more. , Helping with psychological support, relaxation strategies. “
Dr. Santosh Bangar, a psychiatrist at Global Hospital, said, “There has been a lot of work for Frontline staff during this period, which has affected their mental state. Don’t let yourself fall prey to any corona like insomnia, nervousness, anxiety.” Go. For this, they resort to a doctor. They are taking the help of a psychiatrist, where the matter is serious, they are prescribing anti-anxiety medication. Some are complaining of depression and they are taking help from anti-depression. “
Seeing people walking in masks without unlocking doesn’t seem to have the corona fear among these people, but listen to the pain of doctors and health workers posted on cowardly duty day and night, but you can understand the social distance and the importance of masks.