Shift work employment involves guidelines to be followed to protect employees from getting adverse effects on health. There are no proper guidelines that are made and followed in India about the same. Our patient who was covered under employee State Insurance Scheme was required to work continuously during the night for 5 years. He not only developed shift work disease but also had an overlap of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The adverse consequences made him suffer from severe depression for 2 years even after quitting the night shift. Strict guidelines are required to be laid down and followed for companies, which require night shift working.
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