The very thought of contracting COVID-19 and the possibility of social ostracism making people hit the panic button, quite a few with symptoms of the disease are resorting to self-medication, relying on peer advice and borrowed prescriptions, despite doctors warning against it.A teacher at a private institute in Barasat near Kolkata admitted that he refrained from undergoing a test despite symptoms of the viral disease, and instead collected a prescription from a friend, a COVID-19 survivor, and bought medicines.”Two of my neighbours were ostracised by locals after they tested positive for the disease. I did not want to go through the same. A friend of mine, who is a COVID survivor, shared his prescription with me, after I told him that I have lost my sense of smell and taste. I got the medicines from a local pharmacy, and hopefully I will be fine in a few days, the man in his early 50s said.Close Noted virologist Dr Amitabh Nandy said he recently received one such prescription on Whatsapp, and insisted that most of these doing the rounds on social media are fake. related news Top IT firms’ headcount fall 20,000 in June quarter: Will this be the norm in… Read full this story
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