IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to Covid-19 so far; requests PM's attention
Saturday, 8 August 2020 A total of 196 doctors in the country, majority of them being general practitioners, have succumbed to Covid-19 so far, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday, requesting the prime minister for his attention on the issue.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda on October 31 held a massive roadshow in Bihar's Hajipur. COVID-19 norms were flouted during the political rally. The first phase of the Bihar Assembly polls concluded on October 28, while the remaining two phases of voting are scheduled to be held on November 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on Nov 10.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain updated on the rising COVID cases in national capital. He said, "It's a combined effect of the festive season, decrease in temperature and increased pollution. The experts had also suggested that at this time, COVID-19 cases could rise. People are also giving less importance to wearing face masks."
Indian Medical Association (IMA) Secretary General RV Asokan reacted on country's single-day spike of over 80,000 cases. Asokan said that instead of focusing on the number of cases, the country should focus on reducing death rate. "There has been a single-day spike of over 80,000 cases. IMA feels that the country is nearing the peak. We may reach the first place in the world in a couple of weeks. But we also have to look at the brighter side of it. The case fatality rate in the country is falling. Instead of number of cases, we should focus on reducing deaths," he said. India has recorded more than 83,300 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
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R.V. Asokan Secretary General Indian Medical Association on September 4 reacted on country's record of 83,883 Covid cases in 24 hours. He said that instead of focusing on number of increasing cases, country should focus on reducing the death rates. He said, "IMA feels that country is nearing the peak, and the country may reach the first place in the week but we have to look at the brighter side that the COVID case fatality rate is falling."