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Self-medication with borrowed prescriptions adding to COVID crisis, say doctors


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.

COVID psychosis or fear of the disease is probably spreading at a faster rate than the disease itself. (IE photo)

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 ...


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