By IANSlife Features
April 5, 2020 (IANSlife) According to a recent survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatry Society, there has been a 20 per cent rise in mental illness cases.
The lockdown has completely changed people’s lifestyle as their movements are restricted. Isolation, social distancing, uncertainty in jobs, constant fear of contracting the virus are causing panic and anxiety attacks among the people.
Online consultation at Practo which is growing at a rate of 100 per cent week on week has been seeing a steep rise in the number of consults coming in for psychiatry.
According to the Practo Health Insights:
Dr. Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo, says "eConsults are empowering patients and practitioners across the country by improving access to quality health services in difficult situations like these. Fear of the disease, anxiety/loneliness due to social distancing can take a toll on the overall wellbeing during these situations and consulting a specialist will provide them with the much-required support and clarity. Doctors on our platform are consulting patients 24*7 to ensure their patient’s physical and mental health wellbeing. We are committed to our vision of making quality healthcare accessible to all Indians and will continue to provide more support in the coming days.”
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