Legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan who is currently undergoing the treatment for coronavirus at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai shared about the impact on mental health on the COVID-19 patients.
The actor with his son Abhishek Bachchan was admitted to the hospital on july 11 after they tested positive with the virus along with wife Aishwarya and daughter Aradhya Bachchan.
He wrote in his blog,’The mental state sparks from the stark reality that the COVID patient, put in hospitalised isolation, never gets to see another human for weeks. There are the nurses and the doctors on visit and medicine care but they ever appear in PPE units. One doesn’t get to know the faces behind the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as the healthcare workers take extreme precautions and deliver “what is prescribed and leave”.”Leave because longer stay has the fear of contamination. The doctor under whose guidance the care and mapping and reports are governed by, never ever comes near you to give a hand of assurance, a personal detail of the treatment in the close proximity of an assurance.”
Actor keeps a regular posting on social media to update about his health further said,’Does it have an effect psychologically mentally? Psychologists say it does. Patients after release are tempered, they are given to consultation with professional mind talkers.
“They are afraid to be in public for fear or apprehension of being treated differently, treated as one that has carried the disease, a pariah syndrome. Driving them into deeper depression and in the loneliness that they have just come out of.
He shares how he keeps himself entertained,’In the darkness of the night and the shiver of the cold room, I sing .. eyes shut in attempted sleep .. there is no one about or around .. and the freedom to be able to do that will extend I know if in the Will of the Almighty there is release.
The coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 3,66,368 with 9,251 new patients were reported till sunday.