New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on June 12 asserted that as many as 719 doctors lost their lives during the during the deadly second wave of Covid-19 with most of them dying in Bihar.
The IMA informed that at least 111 doctors lost their lives in Bihar, followed by Delhi which saw 109 coronavirus-related fatalities. Uttar Pradesh (79), West Bengal (63) and Rajasthan (43) were the other COVID-19-hit states, the IMA said.
Indian Medical Association (IMA) says 719 doctors died during second wave of COVID-19 pandemic; maximum 111 doctors lost their lives in Bihar, followed by Delhi (109) pic.twitter.com/4CCFSIMZj6
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2021
Earlier on June 7, the IMA had written a fresh letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his personal intervention to resolve the pleas put forward by the apex medical body concerning the safety of the medical professionals.
In its letter, the IMA urged PM Modi to ensure a safe work environment so that the doctors and all other health care workers can discharge their duties without any fear.
The IMA had also highlighted the staggering figure that more than 1,400 doctors had lost their lives since 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in India.
Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting his personal intervention to resolve IMA’s pleas & to ensure “optimum milieu” for medical professionals to work without fear pic.twitter.com/tLK0OjhFzE
— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2021
Meanwhile, India’s single day Covid tally, as per Saturday morning, stood at 84,332, lowest after 70 days, according to the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. While, the fatalities count due to coronavirus was 4,002, in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus active cases has now declined to less than 11 lakhs (10,80,690) after over two months.
India now has a cumulative 2.93 crore infections, of which, 3,67,081 people have died of the virus.