Amitabh Bachchan is in isolation since two weeks as he was tested positive for COVID-19 . Mega star along with son Abhishek Bachchan was shifted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital, after testing positive for COVID-19. The 77-year-old actor has been under isolation, ever since. While his condition is reported to be stable, one can only imagine the tough time he must going through coping to the deadly virus. 2 weeks with no human contact is certainly not easy.
Amitabh Bachchan shares his experience in his blog post, Big B poured his heart out on what effect the virus can have on one’s mental health. While he remains hopeful of recovering soon and is extremely grateful towards everyone praying for his well-being, he is unable to ignore the harsh reality while being on the hospital bed.
“In the darkness of the night and the shiver of the cold room , I sing .. eyes shut in attempted sleep .. there is no one about or around .. and the freedom to be able to do that will extend I know if in the Will of the Almighty there is release….There is one note of matter that seems trivial but it is a factor .. the mental conditions and the effects of the disease .. clinically, medically all that is known to be effective , yet very little is known that remains hidden unseen and not visible .. matters of the mind often are not .. “, writes Sr Bachchan in the beginning of his blog as he goes on to talk about mental health and all the adverse effect that COVID-19 is having on him and everyone else who is under hospital-isolation.
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“The Doctor under whose guidance the care and mapping and reports are governed by never ever comes near you to give a hand of assurance .. a personal detail of the treatment in the close proximity of an assurance .. they are on the communication vehicle of FaceTime .. its the best under the circumstances .. but it is still impersonal , it cannot physically be possible otherwise .. we are in remote treatment .. does it have an effect psychologically mentally , psychologists say it does .. patients after release are tempered .. they are given to consultation with professional mind talkers .. they are afraid to be in public for fear or apprehension of being treated differently .. treated as one that has carried the disease .. a pariah syndrome .. driving them into deeper depression and in the loneliness that they have just come out of ..”, he adds.