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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 181-186

The “Good, Bad, and Ugly:” Challenges for the health-care professionals in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Department of Psychiatry, Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sudhir Khandelwal
Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_271_20

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Health care has been considered as among the most coveted and noble of all professions. However, the last decade has seen increasing incidents of violence against health-care professionals. The world, currently, faces an unprecedented emergency in the form of COVID-19 and health-care workers are at the frontline, saving lives and exposing themselves to the deadly virus and yet face the stigma of spreading the virus. The public perception has ranged from lauding the efforts of medical staff to unprovoked or unnecessary violence towards them. The current overview aims to understand the challenges faced by the health-care professionals specifically during the pandemic and how it has impacted perception of public and government.

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