It does take a while for matters to settle and for life to take a semblance of what it once was.
Certain measures may help an affected individual to come to terms with life. They are -
Talking about the disaster to sympathetic individuals
Crying, if necessary
Taking up a hobby
Practicing relaxation techniques
Getting adequate sleep
Seeking professional help, if every other measure fails
There is a lot of fear regarding epidemics, after a disaster. But these fears are groundless, if the fresh water supply is intact and if the dead bodies are disposed off appropriately.
In China, there are new concerns raising their heads with each rising day. Several hundred dams have been left quivering in the earth quake- hit province. These dams threaten to give way anytime.
There are nuclear facilities
located in the disaster- hit area of Sichuan. Not many reports have revealed the status of these high security structures.
There are many concerns regarding the impact of the earthquake on Olympics but, Beijing is far, far away from Sichuan.
Sizing up the situation from the manner in which the authorities are handling the disaster with calm decisiveness, it looks like the Olympics is in safe hands.
Let us hope that China's attempt at true Globalization succeeds!
Dr. REEJA THARU/L