Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Medical Association on Tuesday informed that 798 doctors died during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country out of which maximum is 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115.
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, according to the official note released by the IMA.
States like Maharashtra and Kerala where the prevalence of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 is on a spike also reported deaths of doctors in double digits. Among which Maharashtra reported 23 doctor deaths, while Kerala reported 24 deaths.
By logging only one death Pondicherry reported the lowest deaths of doctors so far.
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, IMA President Dr JA Jayalal said that the PM has assured that doctors will be respected, protected and safeguarded.
Like each year, on July 1 the country celebrates National Doctors’ Day to honour the contributions of the doctors. The first National Doctor’s day was celebrated in the country in July 1991.
“PM Modi ensured that doctors should be respected, protected and safeguarded. 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. We’re so much pleased that PM Modi greeted the medical fraternity for the Doctors’ Day,” the IMA President had said.
On June 25, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) informed 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 doctors martyrs list, 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.
Meanwhile, India on wednesday reported 45,951 fresh COVID-19 cases, the first time in 103 days, the Union Health Ministry informed. With this, the country’s total COVID-19 tally stands at 3,03,62,848, including 29427330 recoveries and 537064 active cases.