Journal article

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic and mental health aspects in Nepal

Kritika Poudel, Pramod Subedi

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Public health concern is increasing with recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal. To curb this pandemic, Nepal is facing some forms of lockdown, encouraging people to implement social distancing so as to reduce interactions between people which could eventually reduce the possibilities of new infection; however, it has affected the overall physical, mental, social and spiritual health of the people. METHODS: Published articles related to psychosocial effects due to COVID-19 and other outbreaks were searched and reviewed. CONCLUSION: While many countries are supporting their citizens with sophisticated health safety-nets and various relief funds, some developing count..

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