In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on ‘Covid-19 & Mental Health’. Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant psychological distress worldwide. The initial focus is necessarily on the physical consequences of the infection. However, there is recognition that the significant psychological consequences emerging out of this catastrophe need to be addressed as well. The recent wave of infections globally riding on the surge of Omicron variant have once again brought the issue of mental health during this pandemic in focus. In fact a UNICEF survey conducted last year pointed out the scale of this problem specially for children and youngsters. Realizing the impact that COVID-19 may have on the mental health of the people, Indian Government has taken a number of initiatives to provide psychosocial support during COVID-19 including guidelines and advisories for the same.
1. Dr. Geetha Desai, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, NIMHANS
2. Dr. Rushi, Head of Department, Department of Clinical Psychology, PGIMER-Dr RML Hospital
3. Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH, GoI
Anchor: Vishal Dahiya
Producer: Sagheer Ahmad
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