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"382 Doctors Died Of Covid": Medical Body Says Centre "Abandoning" Heroes

In a statement, the IMA said, the Health Minister's statement acknowledges the contribution of healthcare workers during the pandemic.

All IndiaReported by Sukirti Dwivedi, Edited by Anindita SanyalUpdated: September 16, 2020 11:52 pm IST
 

382 doctors have died of COVID-19, the Indian Medical Association said (Representational)

 
 
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Union health minister Dr Harshavadhan's statement on coronavirus in parliament, which had no word on the doctors who died in the line of duty, and his junior minister's statement that the Centre had no data as health is a state subject, has infuriated the Indian Medical Association. Accusing the government of "indifference", "abdication" and "abandonment of heroes", the country's top body of medical practitioners said in such a circumstance, the government "loses the moral authority to administer the Epidemic Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act".

So far, 382 doctors have died of coronavirus, the IMA said. In the list it released, the youngest doctor to lose his life was 27 years old and the oldest was 85.

But while acknowledging the contribution of healthcare workers during the pandemic, the health minister made no mention of the medical professionals lost to the disease, the IMA said.  

"To feign that this information doesn't merit the attention of the nation is abominable," the IMA statement read. "It appears that they are dispensable. No nation has lost as many doctors and health care workers like India," the statement added.

The IMA pointed to Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey's statement that the Union government does not have any compensation data as public health and hospitals comes under the states.

"This amounts to abdication of duty and abandonment of the national heroes who have stood up for our people. IMA finds it strange that after having formulated an unfriendly partial insurance scheme for the bereaved families to struggle with the ignominy of the Government disowning them altogether stares at them," the statement read.

Such a circumstance also exposes the "hypocrisy of calling them corona warriors on one hand and denying them and their families the status and benefits of martyrdom," the IMA said.

In March, the Union Health Ministry had announced that 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, will get  50 lakh insurance cover under a national scheme.

This was the second time in two days that the government faced criticism over the lack of crucial data.

The Centre came under opposition criticism after asserting in a written response that it had no data on the migrant labourers who died during the lockdown and so any question on compensation "does not arise".

 

 

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"If you haven't counted, have the deaths not taken place?" Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Terming it "utter callousness", Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted, "Centre doesn't care about deaths of migrant workers they caused by pushing them in to trains, makeshift carts and on foot to the distant homes".

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IMA publishes list of 382 doctors who died due to Covid-19, demands they be treated as martyrs

On MoS Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s statement that public health and hospitals come under states and so insurance compensation data is not available with the Centre, the doctors’ body said that it amounts to “abdication of duty and abandonment of the national heroes who have stood up for our people”.

INDIA Updated: Sep 17, 2020 00:07 IST

Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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According to the IMA Covid-19 data on September 16, as many as 2,238 doctors were infected with the disease and of them 382 lost their lives, a senior official of the doctors’ body said. According to the IMA Covid-19 data on September 16, as many as 2,238 doctors were infected with the disease and of them 382 lost their lives, a senior official of the doctors’ body said.(AP Photo)

Taking exception to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan not mentioning the death of healthcare workers due to Covid-19 in his statement in Parliament, the IMA on Wednesday published a list of 382 doctors who died due to the viral disease and demanded that they be treated as “martyrs”.

On MoS Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s statement that public health and hospitals come under states and so insurance compensation data is not available with the Centre, the doctors’ body said that it amounts to “abdication of duty and abandonment of the national heroes who have stood up for our people”.

“The IMA (Indian Medical Association) finds it strange that after having formulated an unfriendly partial insurance scheme for the bereaved families to struggle with the ignominy of the government disowning them altogether stares at them,” it said.

According to the IMA Covid-19 data on September 16, as many as 2,238 doctors were infected with the disease and of them 382 lost their lives, a senior official of the doctors’ body said.

Referring to Vardhan statement, the IMA said the 19th paragraph acknowledges the contribution of healthcare workers during this pandemic, but “conceals” the morbidity and mortality of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.

Terming it “indifference”, the doctors’ body said, “No nation has lost as many doctors and healthcare workers like India. Doctors suffer four times mortality of ordinary citizens and private practitioners suffer eight times mortality on the same scale.”  “To feign that this information doesn’t merit the attention of the nation is abominable. If the government doesn’t maintain the statistics of the total number of doctors and healthcare workers infected by Covid- 19 and the statistics of how many of them sacrificed their life due to the pandemic, it loses the moral authority to administer the Epidemic Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act.”  “This also exposes the hypocrisy of calling them corona warriors on one hand and denying them and their families the status and benefits of martyrdom,” the IMA stated.

Publishing a list of 382 doctors who died in the Covid-19 pandemic, along with their addresses, it said, “We demand they be acknowledged and treated as martyrs.” Their families and children deserve solace and solatium from the government, the IMA stressed.

“The IMA also commends to the government they seek such data from the representatives of nurses and other healthcare workers,” the statement said.

The doctors’ body said it had shared with the health ministry hundreds of  suggestions and feedback during this national health emergency.

“The Prime Minister deemed it fit to invite the national president of IMA to a meeting to share the concerns and seek suggestions and cooperation. The suo moto statement of the health minister preferred to ignore the national dimension of the war against Covid-19,” it said in the statement.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ima-publishes-list-of-382-doctors-who-died-due-to-covid-19-demands-they-be-treated-as-martyrs/story-hX0ELsr0LXk8UnBFQ0kIvJ.html

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Manikyam
34 minutes ago, tom bhayya said:

oka helicopter lo poolu jallutham andharini intlo gantalu bajayinchamantam antha kanna ekkuva antey kastam antunna bakths 

just fever ki ila ela aindi

halwa mariyu assam bhayya dagariki pampalsindi docs ni

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tom bhayya
9 hours ago, Manikyam said:

just fever ki ila ela aindi

halwa mariyu assam bhayya dagariki pampalsindi docs ni

ya vellu kuda dems emo antunnaassam bhayya

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Picheshwar
11 hours ago, MiryalgudaMaruthiRao said:

better than Jagan govt

pichodu ani mudra veyyadam ledhu

they should be happy

@timmy those doctors and their families should be happy

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