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?Mental Health Challenges Faced by Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemics? | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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?Mental Health Challenges Faced by Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemics?

Author(s): Arya Pandey*, Pramita Muntode

Abstract

The rise of COVID-19, which was announced a pandemic by WHO on March 11th, 2020 after reaching 114 countries around the world, has frightened the medical community around the world. In December 2019, the first human cases of COVID-19, caused because of a new Coronavirus later dubbed SARS-CoV-2, were identified in China. As of June 17th, 2021, roughly 3,986,701 deaths per 100,000 people had been documented due to this sickness. It causes sickness of varied degrees of severity, ranging from asymptomatic to severe discomfort and in extreme cases, death. Colds, coughs, myalgia, headaches, fevers, sore throats and anosmia are some of the most prevalent ailments. Healthcare providers have been particularly at risk for psychological distress whilst the pandemic who spent a significant time in direct contact with patients. During the epidemic, frontline personnel have faced numerous challenges, including not being able to save some patients despite their best efforts, being blamed for the crisis, being unable to manage with a restricted supply of medical equipment and so on. Also; being a crucial part of the devising and guideline providing committee, they’ve got to dig deep while analysing the situation, management and other better modalities in view of the disease process which further pushes them down the hill. In the middle of the mayhem, frontline employees have been managing patient conditions, going home with the fear of infecting their families, juggling personal and professional lives and so on. The virus has had a negative impact on human health both mentally and physically.

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