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DON’T LOSE YOUR NERVE, THAT MAY WORSEN YOUR HEALTH

SPECIALISTS SAY AT A WEBINAR ON “IMPACT OF COVID PANDEMIC ON MENTAL HEALTH”

By PIB Delhi

Kolkata, 2nd June, 2021

Doctors and psychologists have urged the common people not to take any medicine without proper guidance from a medical practitioner and at the same time urged them to take healthy food to combat Covid-19 disease at a webinar titled “Impact of Covid Pandemic on Mental Health” organized jointly by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Kolkata and Field Outreach Bureau, Chuchura today.

Inaugurating the Webinar, the Additional Director General of Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Kolkata Ms. Jane Namchu briefly talked about the tormenting effect of pandemic on the mental health of the general public especially the students. She said as the students couldn’t attend the school or colleges, they are not only being deprived of their education but also the companionship and social activities. The isolation is leading to some sort of psychological problem. She said in this challenging time everyone should come forward to help each other.

Addressing the webinar Dr. Parvin Banu, Associate Professor, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital said that the doctors are giving their best for the treatment but the lackadaisical attitudes of some people are making the situation worse. She said that the people must learn how to live in this pandemic situation. Dr. Banu said this is the time when the all the people must stand together and fight this situation. She also urged people not to take medicine on their own and strictly follow the regimen prescribed by the doctor. She also strongly advocated against doing unnecessary pathological tests.

Ms. Samayeeta Banerjee, Councellor on Mental Health, Child Development, Parenting and Nutrition in Mental Health and Graphologist said that in the present situation students are badly affected and parents must be rational and imaginative to deal with them. She said one has to learn to live with this kind of situation, which will gradually help them in eliminating the fear as well as the stress. She also stressed on having home cooked food for general health and mental health. Ms. Banerjee suggested that at this unforeseen situation one must do some physical activities which will act as a stress buster for them. She also suggested not to get panicked and face the situation strongly.

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