Last week, a 78-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar (MTH) Hospital. Undergoing treatment for 19 days before leaping to his death, the man had supposedly slipped into depression due to apparent loneliness.
Therefore, to ward off boredom and depression seeping into patients, the Indore district administration has decided to provide them video-calling facility and TV sets.
According to authorities, over 1,100 patients are being treated for Coronavirus infection at different hospitals across the city. Speaking to media, Indore Divisional Commissioner Akash Tripathi said the feeling of loneliness during hospitalisation creates negativity among Covid-19 patients who are at the risk of slipping into depression.
“The administration has decided to provide television sets at every government and private hospital in the district.” He added that video-calling facility too will be provided in Covid-19 wards so that patients can speak to their near and dear ones, and don’t feel lonely.
“We will give one tablet with high-speed WiFi connection in each Covid-19 ward. Patients will be able to make video calls to their families using them,” Tripathi said, adding that private companies will also be roped in to provide these facilities under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme.
On Sunday, the number of coronavirus cases in Indore reached 2,470 after 92 more people tested positive for the disease in the worst-hit Madhya Pradesh district in the last 24 hours.
The number of deaths in the district reached the 100-mark after a 46-year-old man succumbed to the disease here on Friday. The state has so far reported 244 deaths to date.
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