Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group :
There is a pandemic hidden within the pandemic: Mental Health.
Covid city dashboards cover the availability of hospital beds but not access to trained therapists. There was already a woeful lack of them, but they are now overwhelmed.
No one is immune to psychological stress, but the most affected are the self-employed & the small shop & business owners who were beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel & now are faced with the prospect of that light receding.
The strength of micro-communities has always been an antidote to mental stress.
We can all do our bit to help shops on our street & order for home delivery from them, not just giant e-comm sites.
We can all lend an ear & a shoulder to our friends who run small enterprises.