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HYDERABAD: The Indian Medical Association has mentioned 734 doctors had misplaced their lives attributable to Covid-19 within the nation and never simply 162 as Parliament has been knowledgeable.
The IMA on Wednesday wrote a letter to Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union minister of state for well being and household welfare, stating the variety of deaths as per the main points accessible with the affiliation have been greater than the figures accessible with the federal government.
In the letter, Prof Dr J A Jayalal, National president and Dr Jayesh M Lele, honorary basic secretary IMA, mentioned they have been shocked by the announcement made by the minister within the Rajya Sabha.
The minister had on Tuesday mentioned that solely 162 docs died attributable to Covid- 19 in India as on January 22, 2021 for the reason that onset of the illness in India final 12 months.
The IMA mentioned 734 docs misplaced their lives attributable to Covid-19 within the nation until date, of which 431 are the General Practitioners who’re the primary level of contact for the folks.
“Sadly 25 docs are under 35 years of age. Doctors undergo the next viral load and the next CFR (Case Fatality Ratio) as a neighborhood. IMA is constrained to level out that they might have stayed again at dwelling throughout this pandemic safely. They selected to serve the nation in the most effective traditions of the medical career. The Government of India didn’t acknowledge this truth and provides due significance and recognition,” IMA mentioned.
The IMA mentioned it was unlucky that in a devastating pandemic the entrance line warriors of recent drugs had fought with altruism and in return not solely misplaced their lives, however the roll of honour or the suitable information on these fatalities was not documented correctly by the federal government.
“We strongly condemn the apathy of Government of India in verifying the info given by the Indian Medical Association & additionally delay in disbursing the Solatium for the COVID Martyrs’ Families,” the docs mentioned.
“We are writing to you at this juncture to appropriately endorse the hardwork and contribution by our doctors in flattening the COVID curve in India. We fervently appeal to you to expedite the process of giving Solatium to families at the earliest possible time. We appeal that a high power committee should be constituted to make a thorough study on these data of the Government and all those who succumbed should be honoured,” IMA mentioned.

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