It’s sad to read that young nurse, Bismi, 22 years was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and tried a sucidal attempt on 28.05.2020.
She was working at Med City Hospital, Gurgaon. She was on ventilator and took her last breath on 01.06.2020.
Was it a societal pressure or stigma of COVID-19 or lack of support from institution or working pressure or a combination of these that forced her to commit suicide?
The question remains a mystery but we definately know one thing that the mental health of the healthcare workers needs to be looked upon.
We express our deepest condolences and sympathy for her family. May her soul to rest in peace. We pray to the almighty to give the beareaved , strength to bear this loss.
Surely a robust machinery for to look after mental health of healthcare professionals is a need of time.