India has lost more than 1500 eminent doctors in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Thursday and hailed the unparalleled service of medical professionals on the occasion of Doctors’ Day on July 1.
On National Doctors’ Day, the country lauds the role played by the community of healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of battling the Covid-19 disease outbreak. The IMA has declared ‘Save the Saviours’ as the theme of this year’s National Doctors’ Day, which is observed on July 1.
IMA HQs. Press Release 30.06.2021 pic.twitter.com/OWYlPQiCdz
— Indian Medical Association (@IMAIndiaOrg) June 30, 2021
Amidst the prevalence of the Covid-19 pandemic, 798 doctors died during the second wave of Covid-19 across the country of which maximum 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115, according to a ANI report. Quoting the official data from IMA, the report noted that the number of doctors who lost their lives in the pandemic in Delhi stands at 128, followed by Bihar at 115 and Uttar Pradesh at 79.
As many as 748 doctors died during the first wave of the pandemic.
In addition to the physical impact of being infected, doctors have also had to fight the emotional trauma of continuing to work without any leave, despite having a close relative infected with Covid-19.
Padma Shri awardee and eminent cardiologist Dr. KK Aggarwal died of Covid-19. He was the former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and was actively helping the community against the deadly virus.
Remembering a great soul and a legend! ॐ
It has been 1 month since Dr KK left for his heavenly abode and we’re all living with a void ever since. We are grateful for his undeing knowledge and wisdom that will guide us forever on this path of life.
– HCFI Dr KK Research Fund pic.twitter.com/OWa98Nb2iB
— Dr KK Aggarwal’s HCFI (@DrKKAggarwal) June 18, 2021
Dr Ashok Panagariya, a prominent neurologist and Padma Shri recipient also died of post-Covid complications.
Dr. Ashok Panagariya made a mark as an outstanding neurologist. His pioneering work in the medical field will benefit generations of doctors and researchers. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 11, 2021
Hundreds of others have passed away across the country…
When this is over, can we construct a memorial to the doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have given their lives while battling the virus and trying to save others?#Tribute #Respect https://t.co/sf4IwSpMwX
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) May 15, 2021
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