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  • 14 June, 2021

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Fatalities of medical practitioners due to COVID19

Fatalities of Medical Practitioners due to COVID19

  • Bihar recorded the highest number of doctors — 69 —who died of COVID19 in the second wave so far followed by Uttar Pradesh (34) and Delhi (27).
  • According to the Indian Medical Association (IMA)registry, 244 deaths have been recorded in the second wave “While last year we lost nearly 730 doctors across India, this year in a short period of time we have lost 244doctors.
  • The second wave is proving extremely fatal for all and especially those at the forefront of the battle.

Solution

  • Vaccination cover must be actively increased among the medical staff to ensure that they have protection against the virus
  • The following are the figures of fatalities according to the IMA registry: Andhra Pradesh (21), Telangana (19),Maharashtra (13), Tamil Nadu (10), Karnataka and Odisha (8 each), Madhya Pradesh (5), Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir (3each), Assam, Gujarat, Haryana and Kerala (2 each)and Goa (1).
  • The Health Ministry on Monday said the Central government has so far provided more than 20 crore vaccine doses (20,76,10,230) to States/UTs, free of cost.
  • Of this, the total consumption, up to May 16 and including wastage, is 18,71,13,705 doses.

Source: TH

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