The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a red alert after data showed that 99 doctors lost their lives due to Covid-19 infection. It also found out that out of 1,302 doctors who were infected with coronavirus, most of them were above 50 years of age.
IMA said: “Doctors need to take charge of the situation and ensure the safety of themselves, their families, their colleagues and staff. Senior doctors who are decisionmakers for the institutions have enhanced responsibility of taking care of their flock. Friendly and scientific batch posting needs to be implemented. Working hours should be tempered by concerns of safety. Providing for PPEs, triaging, physical distancing and sanitisers should be monitored on a daily basis… ICUs and critical care units deserve close scrutiny for adherence to best practices and protocols.”