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IMA publishes record of 382 docs who died as a consequence of Covid-19, calls for they be handled as martyrs – Home Health Choices

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New Delhi, Sep 16 : Taking exception to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan not mentioning the dying of healthcare staff as a consequence of COVID-19 in his assertion in Parliament, the IMA on Wednesday printed a listing of 382 docs who died because of the viral disease and demanded that they be handled as “martyrs”. On MoS Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s assertion that public well being and hospitals come underneath states and so insurance coverage compensation information will not be accessible with the Centre, the docs’ physique stated that it quantities to “abdication of duty and abandonment of the national heroes who have stood up for our people”.

“The IMA (Indian Medical Association) finds it strange that after having formulated an unfriendly partial insurance scheme for the bereaved families to struggle with the ignominy of the government disowning them altogether stares at them,” it stated.

According to the IMA COVID-19 information on September 16, as many as 2,238 docs had been contaminated with the disease and of them 382 misplaced their lives, a senior official of the docs’ physique stated.

Referring to Vardhan assertion, the IMA stated the 19th paragraph acknowledges the contribution of healthcare staff throughout this pandemic, however “conceals” the morbidity and mortality of docs, nurses and healthcare staff.

Terming it “indifference”, the docs’ physique stated, “No nation has lost as many doctors and healthcare workers like India. Doctors suffer four times mortality of ordinary citizens and private practitioners suffer eight times mortality on the same scale.”

“To feign that this information doesn’t merit the attention of the nation is abominable. If the government doesn’t maintain the statistics of the 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.”

“This also exposes the hypocrisy of calling them corona warriors on one hand and denying them and their families the status and benefits of martyrdom,” the IMA said.

Publishing a listing of 382 docs who died within the COVID-19 pandemic, together with their addresses, it stated, “We demand they be acknowledged and treated as martyrs.”

Their households and youngsters deserve solace and solatium from the federal government, the IMA confused.

“The IMA also commends to the government they seek such data from the representatives of nurses and other healthcare workers,” the assertion stated.

The docs’ physique stated it had shared with the well being ministry tons of of solutions and suggestions throughout this nationwide well being emergency.

“The prime minister deemed it fit to invite the national president of IMA to a meeting to share the concerns and seek suggestions and cooperation. The suo moto statement of the health minister preferred to ignore the national dimension of the war against COVID-19,” it stated within the assertion. PLB NSD NSD

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