Doorstep visit a morale booster for Covid-hit

Nurpur authorities provide psychological support to ailing patients

Doorstep visit a morale booster for Covid-hit

SDM Surinder Thakur at a house of a Covid patient in Nurpur on Monday. Tribune photo

Rajiv Mahajan
NURPUR, MAY 3

The local administration took an initiative to extend psychological support to Covid patients in Nurpur town and surrounding villages.

Local SDM Surinder Thakur, who has visited as many as 30 houses of Covid patients since yesterday, told The Tribune that he was moved by a call from a woman of ward number two of Nurpur who, after testing Covid positive, turned panicky. He said the woman living with her six-year-old daughter and mother-in-law looked depressed in managing her house and saving her baby from Covid infection.

SDM was moved by patient’s panic call

  • The SDM, who has visited as many as 30 houses of Covid patients since Sunday, said he was moved by a call from a woman of ward number two of Nurpur who, after testing Covid positive, turned panicky.
  • The woman living with her six-year-old daughter and mother-in-law sounded depressed on the call.
  • “After 15 minutes of counselling, she was relaxed. She rang me again the next day to inform that things were being properly managed,” the SDM revealed.

“After her 15 minutes’ counselling, she was relaxed. She rang me again the next day to inform that things were being properly managed,” he revealed.

The visit of the SDM, who went to the houses of the Covid patients living in isolation, acted as a morale booster in their fight against Covid. He asserted that he took this initiative only to convey a message that these patients were not alone and the administration was with them.

“They will soon overcome this infection and act as an inseparable part of society. The neighbours, who were earlier scared of these patients, also come forward to assist them,” he said.

The SDM said that as many as 300 Covid patients were in house isolation in the Nurpur area. They were not untouchable and providing them moral support would play an important role in their fast recovery.

Following this initiative of the SDM, Block Development Officer, Tehsildar, Nurpur and Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Nurpur today followed the SDM and also visited the houses of Covid patients on Monday.

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