Fighting the Pandemic Blues

The most crucial segment of the population affected by this pandemic has been the children

<strong>Dr Rani Pathak Das</strong> - Guest Editor
Dr Rani Pathak Das - Guest Editor

Population explosion has become a subject of global concern and it is a worrying factor for a developing nation like India as the country is now the world's second largest populated country, after China. On World Population Day today (11 July), lets vow to work for educational, economic and political empowerment of women which can have a positive impact on the growth and development of population worldwide.

We are now in the midst of a turbulent time caused by the fatal coronavirus affecting life, society, economy and what not. The pandemic is still there compromising the entire healthcare system, particularly sexual and reproductive health. During the lockdown gender-based violence has been increased in an alarming rate across the world. Apart from violence against women, another major and most crucial segment of the population affected by this pandemic is the children.

In developing countries like India the impact of the pandemic on children has been far reaching. Children are the worst affected ones as their education is disrupted, many facing different problems as the schools are operating in online mode only. A lot of children are suffering from physical as well as mental illness caused by lack of play or other physical activities and social distancing due to lockdown. Numerous children have become orphans as both of their parents had to embrace death due to Covid. In the coming week, we will throw light on how children have been affected by the pandemic.

In this troubled time people are facing very many difficulties in coping with everyday life. The uncertain health and financial situation has created mental unrest among many. We need to train our mind to cope with life's challenges and to go forward. Our write up on the habit loop and techniques for formation of good habits or the ways to give up bad habits is expected to guide our readers to develop personal wellness and mental peace.

Apart from our regular health and wellness related news articles, in this week we will also take note of the State Budget for the Financial Year 2021-22 that is scheduled to be tabled in Assam Legislative Assembly on 16 July.

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