Over 400 doctors across the country died due to coronavirus infection during the second wave of the pandemic, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
According to the IMA, as many as 420 doctors have lost their lives so far during the second COVID-19 wave, and among all these, 100 casualties have been reported from Delhi.
At least 96 doctors have died in Bihar and 41 in Uttar Pradesh.
The state-wise data of IMA shows that as many as 31 doctors succumbed to COVID-19 in Gujarat, 20 in Telangana, 16 in West Bengal and Odisha.
Over 400 doctors died due to COVID during second wave, at least 100 in Delhi: IMA
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“Maharashtra has witnessed the deaths of 15 doctors in the ongoing second wave of COVID-19,” the doctors’ association said.
India has been badly hit by the second wave of coronavirus infections, and hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of vaccines, oxygen, drugs and equipment.
With 2,57,299 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of Covid-19 cases climbed to 2,62,89,290 while the daily deaths were recorded below 4,194 after four days, taking the toll to 2,95,525, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 3,57,630 fresh recoveries in the 24-hour period, outnumbering new cases.