IPSA for action against Govt doctors practicing in Pvt Hospitals
IMPHAL, 9th Apr: Demanding stringent action against government doctors who are also employed in private hospitals, International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) has said that without stringent actions against such doctors they will continue to operate in private hospital for the sake of money.
Issuing a press release in this regard, media co-ordinator of public medical welfare committee IPSA, Waikhom Rabi reminded that they have been asking government doctors not to work in private hospitals and pointed out that if the government fails to take stringent actions against the recent case of Dr Ayub, who even treated a COVID-19 positive patient at Peace Hospital then many other doctors will repeat such practices just for mere profit.
Rabi said that it would be a mature decision on the part of government doctors to go to their respective place of postings instead of employing in private hospitals in such a time of crisis over pandemic COVID-19.
Rabi also extended gratitude to the frontline warriors i.e. the doctors, nurse and paramedical staff for their dedication in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19.
He urged the stockists of medicines to take vital role for providing essential medicine to the public and also appealed to the people to cooperate with the lockdown imposed by the government.
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"It appears that he had come in contact with a coronavirus patient during treatment. We are trying to trace the source of infection," he said. Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, expressed his condolence to the departed soul saying that his contributions will always be remembered.
Indore is one of the worst-affected cities and a hotspot in Madhya Pradesh with 213 COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths resulting from the contagion. Indore has been under a curfew for almost a fortnight now.
Death toll rises to 169
Of the 20 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, eight were from Maharashtra, three each from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, two from Jammu and Kashmir and one each from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Covid-19 deaths at 72, followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh with each recording 16 deaths and Delhi at nine. Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported eight fatalities each while Telangana has recorded seven deaths. West Bengal and Karnataka have registered five deaths each. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported four deaths each, while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each. Two deaths have been reported from Kerala, while Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have recorded one fatality each, according to the health ministry data. The total number of cases (5,865) includes 71 foreign nationals. The death toll in the country due to Covid-19 was 149 on Wednesday. However, a PTI tally of the figures reported by various states as on Thursday evening showed at least 196 deaths due to the deadly virus. There is a lag in the Union health ministry figures, as compared to the number of deaths announced by different states, which officials attribute to the procedural delay in assigning the cases to individual states