Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 11

Covid-19 and Mental Health of Health Professionals in India

Bhakti Murkey1, Sureshkumar Mehta1* and S K Verma2

1Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India
2Department of Medicine, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Sureshkumar Mehta, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India.

Received: September 26, 2020; Published: October 22, 2020

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   Uncertainty generates anxiety and the advent of Covid-19 has taken uncertainty to another level for the human race. This disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified as a public health emergency by the World Health Organization and declared a pandemic on 11th March 2020 [1]. History has been re-written since then, with up to two-thirds of the world’s population under ‘lock-down’ and an exorbitant economical crisis, contracting the world’s GDP and causing unemployment world-wide. The entire healthcare sector has been shaken with the increasing number of infected people and a major proportion losing their lives to the same. Not only general population, but doctors and healthcare professionals in particular have succumbed to this grave adversity.

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Citation

Citation: Murkey., et al. “Covid-19 and Mental Health of Health Professionals in India". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 82-83.




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