MENTAL HEALTH IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD YASIR, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
  2. DR. HAFIZ MUHAMMAD KASHIF SALEEM, THE INDUS HOSPITAL RAIWIND
  3. DR. NAILA RANI, SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Naila Rani, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore, nailarani_465@yahoo.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4104758
Cite this article as: Yasir M, Saleem HMK, Rani N. Mental health in covid-19 pandemic. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 345-50

ABSTRACT: COVID-19 is affecting people’s social connectedness, their trust in people and institutions, their jobs and incomes, as well as imposing a huge toll in terms of anxiety and worry. This study was conducted among different medical students, doctors, and health professionals. Different questions regarding their daily as well as hospital routine during the Covid pandemic were asked. A total of 230 health professionals were included in this study. There were 108 females and 81 males in this study. Out of 189, 45 were medical students from different classes, 92 were medical doctors and 52 were the nursing staff. The medical students were given vacations during the pandemic and that they stayed at home during this whole situation. Out of 45 medical students, 11 students commented that they suffered anxiety and depression at some point. Five commented that they lost the appetite due to this anxiety. Out of 144 doctors and nursing staff, 27 were having anxiety and depression continuously. Twelve were so much worried that they didn’t go to their homes for two to three months and they stayed in the hostels. Three nurses working in a private hospital lost their job.

Keywords: Mental Health, Covid-19