International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 97--100

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the dimensions of health and well-being: Time to widen our gaze


Praveen Kulkarni1, Basavanagowdappa Hathur2, Prashant Vishwanath3 
1 Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of General Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Praveen Kulkarni
Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka
India

Novel coronavirus disease termed as nCOVID-19 by the World Health Organization has posed serious threat to the health and well-being of humankind. The pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption of life and impacted almost all the sections of the society. Health-related emergencies and urgencies due to COVID-19 have drawn major attention of all the stakeholders involved in ensuring the well-being of the society. On the other hand, the pandemic has impacted the mental, emotional, social, educational, nutritional, and vocational dimensions of health. Nationwide lockdown, a measure taken toward achieving social distancing, thereby flattening the curve has resulted in a rise of mental health issues, emotional disturbances, migrant exodus, poverty, deficient food supply, hunger, academic stagnation, learning crisis, unemployment, and job insecurities among people. All these problems have the potential to impact the health and well-being of the society in the long run and hamper the attainment of sustainable development goals.


How to cite this article:
Kulkarni P, Hathur B, Vishwanath P. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the dimensions of health and well-being: Time to widen our gaze.Int J Health Allied Sci 2020;9:97-100


How to cite this URL:
Kulkarni P, Hathur B, Vishwanath P. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the dimensions of health and well-being: Time to widen our gaze. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];9:97-100
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