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Covid-19 Second Wave Claims Nearly 800 Doctors, IMA Says

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As India is observing National Doctors’ Day today, a shocking revelation has come to the fore as Indian Medical Association (IMA) has reportedly said that about 800 doctors lost their lives during the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Notably, few of these doctors had got the first or second dose of the Covid vaccine.

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According to IMA, 798 doctors have died during the Covid-19’s second wave across India. The death toll of doctors during the pandemic in Delhi is 128, Bihar 115, UP 79, WB 62, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39, and Andhra Pradesh 38.

IMA has declared ‘Save the Saviours’ as the theme of National Doctors’ Day 2021 in abid to acknowledge their service and ensure the safety of the doctors’ community.

Tagging IMA on Twitter, PM Narendra Modi said on Wednesday: “India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting COVID-19. 1st July is marked as National Doctors Day. At 3 PM tomorrow, will address the doctors community at a programme organised by @IMAIndiaOrg.”

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