Across the country, doctors and nurses are dealing with hostility, threats and violence from patients angry over safety rules designed to keep the scourge from spreading.
The resident wellness centre in AIIMS since Covid break out has been seeing nearly 16 cases of Covid-induced anxiety and burnout on an average in a month.
In reply to the RTI, the premier healthcare institute said vaccination data is being maintained only through CoWIN and Aarogya Setu app.
Contract workers are facing overdue salary payments since their papers have not been renewed, even though they are still on duty.
Most of them are medical students. Allergies, lack of slot & Covid infection cited as reasons
As per the results, 90 per cent of healthcare workers had COVID-19 Immunoglobulins G (IgG) spike antibodies, whereas 10 per cent did not develop any antibodies.
Aided by various global bodies, the Indian Psychiatric Society has launched a helpline for stressed out healthcare workers
An exponential rise in the cases of anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression amongst healthcare and frontline workers has been seen.
Health department sources said 1,97,217 beneficiaries, including 1,36,170 HCWs and 61,047 FLWs registered with the portal are yet to be inoculated.
Recently, there have been reports of physical violence against doctors, healthcare workers and other professionals from various states.
It further said that June 15 will be observed as a National Demand Day and Press Meets will held across the country by branches.
The study further found that the desirable herd immunity which can break the chain of virus, can only be achieved by mass vaccination and not through natural course of transmission of infection.
'Serious concern', says Centre as only half of healthcare and frontline workers fully vaccinated so far
The number of healthcare workers in the country is about 1 crore and they are considered the most vulnerable to the infectious disease.
Fighting pandemic on the frontline for more than a year and facing increasing deaths and helplessness in second wave, healthcare workers themselves need mental health and institutional support.
All six patients in the study were vaccinated at an interdose interval range of 4-6 weeks and COVID-19 symptoms were observed in all at least 15 days post the second dose.