Tribune Information Service
Bathinda, July 26
Counselling has been taking part in a significant position in treating Covid-19 sufferers as greater than the virus, preventing the stigma connected to it proves out to be a much bigger problem.
The Well being Division has counselled scores of sufferers in isolation centres and quarantine services established. A staff of medical doctors comprising psychiatrists has been conducting remedy classes via video-conferencing, cell phones (tele-counselling), one-to-one and group counselling.
Greater than 7,741 Covid sufferers of the whole have recovered to date and the medical doctors have managed to counsel greater than 70 per cent sufferers.
A number of sufferers with extreme signs (Stage 1) who’ve been stored in high-dependence items in authorities medical schools and people with delicate signs (Stage 3) not often want counselling. Primarily Stage 2 sufferers, who’ve been moved to isolation services, require counselling.
Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, Covid-19 Nodal Officer, mentioned, “The idea is to keep the spirits of patients high. We engage patients in various activities to ensure that stress does not hamper their recovery. Yoga, meditation, indoor games, motivational lectures, recreational activities and even videos of success stories of recovered patients are showcased.” Dr Arun Bansal, head of psychiatry unit, Bathinda Civil Hospital, mentioned, “To alleviate fear among patients, we tell them the facts. Recovery from virus is not the only thing that stresses a patient, but getting accepted in the society after treatment is the biggest issue. Patients in isolation facilities can suffer from insomnia and panic attacks.”