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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 176-179

Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on health care professionals and workers

1 Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U, Varanasi, U.P, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, NRI Institute of Medical Sciences, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. MD Abu Bashar
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U, Varanasi-221 005 , U.P
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_99_20

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The outbreak of a novel coronavirus starting from December 2019 and reaching pandemic proportions has raised concerns as to the ability of the current protective measures and the health-care system to handle such a threat. Health-care workers may experience considerable psychological distress as a result of the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic due to providing direct patient care, vicarious trauma, quarantine, or self-isolation.

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