IMA says 798 doctors died during the second wave

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said that 798 doctors died during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country of which a maximum of 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115.

Pondicherry reported the lowest deaths of doctors by logging one death only

The number of doctors who lost their lives in the pandemic in Delhi stands at 128, followed by Bihar at 115 and Uttar Pradesh at 79. As per the official note by the IMA. 

Maharashtra reported 23 doctor deaths and Kerala reported 24 deaths.

States like Maharashtra and Kerala where the prevalence of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 is on a rise also reported deaths of doctors in double digits. 

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Whereas, Pondicherry reported the lowest deaths of doctors by logging one death only.

IMA President Dr JA Jayalal said that the PM has assured that doctors will be respected, protected and safeguarded.

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised doctors for going out of their way to extend help to people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The first National Doctor’s day was celebrated in the country in July 1991. Also every year, the country will celebrate National Doctors’ Day on July 1 to honour the contributions of the doctors. 

We’re so pleased that PM Modi greeted the medical fraternity for Doctors’ Day,” the IMA President had said.He also emphasised the need for vaccination. We’re celebrating this year’s National Doctors’ Day (July 1) in remembrance of the veteran Dr BC Roy. “PM Modi ensured that doctors should be respected, protected and safeguarded.  

Meanwhile, also India on Tuesday reported 37,566 fresh COVID-19 cases, the first time in 102 days that daily cases dropped below the 40,000 marks, the Union Health Ministry informed. 

With this, the country’s total COVID-19 tally stands at 3,03,16,897, including 2,93,66,601 recoveries and 5,52,659 active cases.

And on June 25, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) informed us that 776 doctors lost their lives in the second wave of COVID. According to the IMA COVID registry on June 25—in the state-wise doctor’s martyrs list.

Also, Bihar saw the maximum number of 115 deaths, followed by Delhi at 109, Uttar Pradesh 79, West Bengal 62, Rajasthan 44, Jharkhand 39, and Andhra Pradesh 40.

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