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IMA to study vaccination link to 126 doctor deaths this year

A study compiled by the Indian Medical Association has showed that a total of 126 doctors died of Covid-19 this year while last year’s toll was 736. Informing about the number of doctors who died by Covid this year, the IMA said that the medical firm is studying the vaccination status of the deceased doctors.

The IMA has also a Covid Martyrs Fund from which Rs 1.6 crore has been disbursed to families of deceased doctors so far.

How many health care workers have been vaccinated so far ?

The Centre has been started the nationwide vaccination drive for health care workers and old age people from January 16 this year. Out of the 16-crore vaccination conducted so far, 94.7 Lakh healthcare workers have taken the first dose while 63.5 Lakh health care workers have received the second dose.

How many doctors have been died by Covid?

The IMA data showed that the highest deaths of doctors were registered from Bihar (49). Among the wort affected states, Maharashtra has registered 9 Covid deaths, 8 deaths in Delhi, 6 deaths in Tamil Nadu, 5 in West Bengal and 1 in Uttarakhand. In February, the IMA had refuted government’s data that stated that 162 doctors died due to Covid-19 in the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in February said that it is shocked and pegged the figure at 734.

What is the minimum and maximum number of Covid deaths in states ?

Bihar, which recently registered a surge in Covid-19, was among the least affected states in number of Covid-19 deaths. It registered 2,926 deaths since the pandemic began last year. However, there are 6 states which have registered more than 10,000 Covid deaths- Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and West Bengal. 12 states have registered more than 5,000 deaths.

What IMA had said earlier on Covid outbreak ?

Even as India continues to report more than 3 lakh Covid-19 cases a day for the past few days, the vice-president of IMA Dr Navjot Dahiya has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘super spreader’ and blamed for the second wave of Covid-19.

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Despite the severity of the health crisis, election rallies and religious congregations like the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar continued, raising questions over the seriousness of Modi-led Union government to tackle the spread of the deadly virus, the top official of the IMA further said.

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