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Daily life disturbed by Covid-19

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By: Umar bin Abdul Aziz

Life is happy when a person has all what is needed. The need should be fulfilled easily and available on daily bases. When the basic needs are fulfilled, we tend to achieve higher level of life and continue it till Maslow’s Hierarchy Model is achieved. Once it is achieved we get the self actualization which is the top most level of the model. But reaching to this level is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Life across the globe is completely disturbed because of Covid-19 pandemic and people are not able to work to earn their basic needs. We humans irrespective of cast and creed, age and sex, region and religion, are hit by the worst economic crises as the whole world has come to a halt. Day by day the number of increasing positive patients is impacting our life both healthwise and economically.

Education system is one of the worst affected sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities and colleges. Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. As of 27 July 2020, approximately 1.725 billion learners are currently affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic. According to UNICEF monitoring, 106 countries are currently implementing nationwide closures and 55 are implementing local closures, impacting about 98.6 percent of the world’s student population. 48 countries’ schools are currently open.

Facing tremendous hardships and to survive fighting corona virus as well as the economic crises is what we all are facing or have to take on in near future. Usually a person earns and feeds his dependents, besides taking care of other financial needs of his family. No matter how hot or cold the weather is and how hard the conditions in Kashmir are, a hard earner never stops. He has to come out of his home and has to find and feed his family. But the current scenario has lead these hard earners to depression and mental trauma. Having the biggest Laboratories, Scientists, WHO and other organization’s we are yet to find a vaccine or cure to this deadly disease.

This invisible enemy (Corona virus) has taken precious lives of millions of people across the globe and is still an uncontrolled deadly devastation we all are facing. The fight between health and wealth goes on and we can’t let our lives to end while following economic betterment. The decision to be made by us is to see our priority and no doubt “Jan Hai to Jahan Hai” applies to us. Once we have saved our lives from this virus, we can work towards regaining what we have lost.

Once we are determined to save our life, wealth will surely come back our way. So it becomes obligatory for us to abide by all the health advisories and to follow SOP’s as issued by the concerned authorities. Also, we must respect the health workers especially Doctors and Nurses. They are working with dedication. They don’t need anything from us. They don’t want anything in return of their work. So respect them.

The Corona virus has impacted the mental health. Cases of suicides are showing an alarming trend. Young and adult find it difficult cope up with the situation leading to depression and subsequent suicidal thoughts. We should counsel our children, friends or colleagues about the new challenges. Children find it difficult to share their feeling with parents. So we should make such an atmosphere to redeem them.

Remember, we can earn, travel and enjoy life tomorrow only and only if we manage to beat corona, it’s effects and survive today. Have faith on Allah and start doing good deeds as early as possible.

Also, wearing a face mask and keeping social distancing is neither a sin nor a crime, so what are we ashamed or embarrassed of. These are the only two things which have been found successful in fighting this virus.

– Writer is a student of Nursing at Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing Jammu and can be reached at [email protected]

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