‘Important to take care of mental health during Covid-19 pandemic’

Folks ought to care for their psychological well being, aside from their bodily properly being, in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Schooling Minister Okay Sudhakar stated right here on Friday.

He additionally steered that the general public might avail of private counselling supplied by the state authorities in case they wanted it.

“Residents ought to focus extra on their psychological well being throughout this pandemic interval. Suicide, insanity, stress and different such issues are the results of psychological despair,” Sudhakar was quoted as saying by his workplace in a launch.

Noting that WHO stories round 7.5 per cent individuals in India are victims of psychological despair and the nation contributes 15 per cent of world psychological sickness, he cited a survey which stated that by 2020, 20 per cent of individuals in India would undergo from psychological sickness. In view of such components, individuals ought to prioritise psychological well being, he stated.

Stating that Karnataka has a separate psychological well being authority, the Minister stated over 7.13 lakh individuals had already availed of private counselling facility.

“Our medical doctors and nurses are boosting the morale of the sufferers, aside from rendering common remedy,” he stated October 10 is noticed as world psychological well being day to create consciousness about psychological well being.

Highlighting the hardships brought on by the pandemic,he stated many individuals had misplaced their jobs because of the financial disaster, others have had salaries deducted, whereas those that have jobs are principally working from houses.

These have been some causes for psychological despair, he stated, including that relations ought to help the victims in such troublesome occasions.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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