Concept of Isolation in the Context of COVID-19: A medical Science perspective

Modern medicine considers different dimensions of health which includes philosophical and spiritual in addition to physical and mental. Indian philosophy has dealt with the ‘Isolation’ in different aspects. Garuda Purana, Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita suggested the ‘Isolation’ or ‘Quarantine’ in relation to physical wellbeing. This is relevant in context to contagious pandemics like Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) for breaking the chain of transmission. Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas depict about yogas to attend the Kaivalya or detachment from materialism. Understanding of ‘Isolation’ in Indian thought will help to stand strong during the hardships of COVID-19.