The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has submitted a list of 393 doctors who lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, being disappointed with Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan’s statement in Parliament and the response of MoS, Health Ministry, Ashwini Kumar Choubey. No country has lost as
many doctors and healthcare workers as India has in the pandemic, the IMA said in a statement.
“However, it conceals the morbidity and mortality of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. This indifference to the sacrifice of doctors and health- care workers is the reality of Covid-19,” said Dr R.V. Ashokan, secretary general of IMA. Ashokan added, “Doctors of the country will be happy, we are fighting our honour, we are not looking for our benefits. We dedicate ourselves and the government should at least acknowledge.” Meanwhile, Dr Rajan Sharma, president, IMA, added that doctors suffered four times the mortality of ordinary citizens while the private practitioners suffered the same eight times more.