In September, the government had lifted its advisory that people in Hyderabad should work from home wherever possible.
The issue has assumed serious proportions as psychiatrists TNIE spoke to, said three out of five patients they see have complaints triggered by WFH.
The committee on work from hometown (WFHT) concept has given its nod for 25 WFHT centres on a pilot basis.
Fertility experts in the city claim that nearly 30% of their clients have conceived naturally during the lockdown and work from home period.
Working for a US-based multispecialty hospital, Ramesh decided to establish a country chicken farm during the lockdown.
Leading IT firms, including HCL Tech, Wipro, TCS, Infosys and several others have either asked or are getting ready to ask their employees to get back to the routine of working from office.
When schools are not open fully, asking IT pros to work from office is unrealistic: Public health experts
Most couples working in the IT sector do not want to opt for daycare or household helps as a replacement due to fear of the disease.
Moreover, the sector discounts the theory that companies find it more convenient if employees work from home, as they can save money on overheads.
As restrictions have eased in many places, jobs have become easier to find, but work remains far from normal.
Microsoft has pushed those dates back to October while Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and a growing list of others have already decided wait until next year.
Whether people work in the office or from home, the pandemic has upended the harmony between their personal and professional life, giving rise to a public health issue that cannot be ignored
The pandemic has been a formidable challenge for all of us.
Only 1,000 companies are estimated to have a structured employee assistance programme (EAP) for mental health, out of the 1.1 million active companies.
The remote working model has yielded results in some sectors where productivity has increased, apart from cutting costs, said K Mohandas.
Google, Facebook and other tech giants have delayed plans for workers to return to the campuses that were abandoned early in the pandemic in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.