Treat docs who died of Covid as martyrs: Indian Medical Association


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 16

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) right now revealed a listing of 382 docs, some as younger as 27 years, who succumbed to Covid-19 within the line of responsibility and demanded sufficient compensation for his or her households.

The affiliation additionally demanded that the docs be handled as martyrs for the aim of compensation.

In an announcement, the IMA got here down closely on the Health Ministry for not sharing Covid mortality information amongst docs and stated this reeked of presidency “indifference”.

“The IMA also urges the government to seek data from the representatives of nurses and other healthcare workers,” IMA president Rajan Sharma wrote to the federal government. He stated no nation had misplaced as many docs and healthcare employees as India.

“To feign that doctors’ death data doesn’t merit the attention of the nation is abominable. If the government doesn’t maintain the statistics of total number of doctors and healthcare workers infected by Covid-19 and the statistics of how many of them sacrificed their life due to the pandemic, it loses the moral authority to administer the Epidemic Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act,” stated Sharma.



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