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COVID-19

Author: Ishu

Co-author: Muskan


Individuals and society are affected by a pandemic, which causes disturbance, fear, stress, and stigma[i]. Pandemic dynamics, including intensity, flow, and aftereffects, are heavily influenced by individual behaviour as a unit of society or a community.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event which effect the health and nutritious services around the world and it becomes the danger for vulnerable groups such as young childrens, pregnant women, and old age people. COVID-19 is cause of 1 million childrens death and 5600 maternal death. Due to COVID-19 people suffer from supply and demand of health and nutritious service. Its negative affect falls on livelihood, food security, health employment etc. Our Indian government ensures the people that they continued provide the basic food items during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, only few reasons are affected by COVID-19 in India on public health and nutritious.

In COVID-19 Indian government provide many facilities for the patients. Those people who have not having proper area for isolation for them the Indian government converted schools and colleges, trains, as isolation camps. and many NGO’s has been created to give them basic necessities to poor families and government created COVID-19 relief fund for the poor people and many of higher classes also raise the fund for COVID-19 relief.

COVID-19 has been a disaster, with the second wave, which happened earlier this year, being especially savage. It caught the majority of people off guard; it spread at an unprecedented rate, causing an already shambolic[ii] public health system to fail; and it left behind hidden epidemics that we are still dealing with. Civil society organisations were among the first and most rapid to respond as the crisis progressed. Grassroots organisations became the first responders because of their intimate ties to the ground and access to crucial information. At the same time, though, a remarkable effort swept the country: ordinary citizen volunteers. People who had never done any form of social service or relief work found themselves driving ambulances, caring for sick people, or soliciting funds. These volunteer coalitions enhanced capacity and showed the public's strength despite the failure of government services.

India is currently dealing with a devastating second wave of the deadly coronavirus, with additional lockdowns being implemented in various states and cities. We are in the midst of a public health crisis, and it is necessary to vaccinate as many disadvantaged people as possible, as well as deliver medicines, oxygen, critical treatments, food grains, and a range of other life-saving items. Concern In response to the spread of COVID-19, the India Foundation has been working to improve public health institutions in India by providing protective equipment and resources to help them treat and manage COVID-19 patients. In Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kerala, and Telangana, we operated in the following areas in the previous year: hospitals' support CovidCenters and health professionals are receiving health kits and other necessary supplies. Improving hospital ICUs' ability to treat and manage COVID patients. We offered paediatric ventilators, ECG devices, portable x-ray machines, ambulances, and other medical supplies. 3. Providing the police personnel with personal protective equipment such as hand sanitizers and disposable gloves, as well as building a covid centre for the Mumbai Police. 4. Dry rations for the unorganised sector in many communities and villages, such as migrant labourers and transgender persons. 5. Assisting farmers in staying afloat in the event of a pandemic[iii]

The first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that you have one, as anyone with a mental illness will tell you. In this respect, the government has yet to act. Under the MHCA 2017, the federal and state governments must assume command of the situation. If that appears to be having technical difficulties, a sperate emergency task force may be formed, declaring a mental health crisis that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, but without haste. With the global authorities vocal and active on the issue, the issue's guidelines are unlikely to die. It's just a matter of putting it all together. It's important to recognise that diverse groups of individuals have suffered differently as a result of the circumstance. This divide is critical for both analysis (as described above) and implementation (as the nation's former leaders will do).

In India, under normal conditions, there is an 83 percent treatment gap in mental health. The remaining 17 would be readily filled if there was an even larger shortage of money among patients and physicians than normal. Non-profits, philanthropic[iv] organisations, and government hospitals must bridge the gap by providing cheap therapy through a phone-based appointment system to replace the clinic's 6-hour wait time. Influential persons who have personally experienced these circumstances might consider contributing to the fund.

Most individuals deal effectively during stressful times by seeking practical and emotional assistance from others around them – their friends, family, and communities – to support their resilience[v], or capacity to tolerate stress and bounce back from bad experiences or events. During an epidemic, when people are recommended, if not ordered, to stay physically apart or to practise isolation and quarantine, this healthy and effective method of seeking aid becomes moredifficult.

[i]A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. [ii]Chaotic, disorganized, or mismanaged. [iii](of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world. [iv]Of a person or organization) seeking to promote the welfare of others; generous and benevolent [v]The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

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