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IMA says 99 medical doctors succumbed to COVID-19, points ‘Red alert’ for medicos – Home Health Choices

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New Delhi , July 16 (ANI): The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday issued a ‘purple alert’ for the security of medicos and medical directors concerned in coronavirus containment efforts.

As per the information of IMA National COVID registry knowledge, of the overall 1,302 medical doctors have been contaminated, 99 of them have misplaced their lives preventing towards COVID, the place 75 per cent of them being above the age of 50 years. While the information means that each senior and younger medical doctors are equally susceptible to the infection, the following mortality has been on the upper facet among the many aged.”While the Medical Profession remains the beacon of hope for the nation to lead the exit from the pandemic, COVID death among doctors has become a matter of great concern. IMA strongly advocates the leadership of doctors in adopting all scientific best practices,” Dr Rajan Sharma, National President, IMA. “Wide dissemination of such knowledge is happening through an avalanche of webinars helping doctors to face the challenge. Since the administrative gaps are being addressed, clinics and Nursing Homes have opened, hospitals are functioning to capacity. Doctors need to take charge of the situation and ensure the safety of themselves, their families, their colleagues and staff,” added Sharma.

As per the IMA, a suggestions system from the medical doctors, staff and public must be in place. Cleaning and sanitizing protocols ought to be meticulously adhered to. “Recovery is the norm; death is an exception: even for doctors,” it confused.”While this is on expected lines there is scope for lessening deaths across the age spectrum. Meticulous adherence to norms and discipline inside hospitals will have a salutary effect. Senior doctors who are decision-makers for the institutions have enhanced responsibility of taking care of their flock,’ said Dr RV Asokan, Hony Secretary General, IMA. “Friendly and scientific batch posting must be applied. Working hours ought to be tempered by considerations of security. Providing for PPEs, triaging, bodily distancing and sanitisers ought to be monitored on a ily foundation. Operation theatres, labour rooms, Laboratories and casualties require particular care. ICUs and Critical Care items deserve shut scrutiny for adherence to greatest practices and protocols,” added Asokan. (ANI)

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