The Indian Medical Association has announced that at least 420 doctors from across the country, including a hundred in Delhi state, have died during the recent and devastating wave of the coronavirus in the country, including former President KK Aggarwal, who passed away on Monday 65 years of age.
A total of 1,188 doctors have died since the crisis was declared in the country, which has already left 26.2 million infections, 295,000 deaths after the discovery of 257,000 new cases and nearly 4,200 deaths in the past few hours, authorities updated this Saturday and from the NDTV chain collected.
The day before, 259,551 new infections and 4,209 deaths were reported. Active cases now account for 11.12 percent of the cumulative total and recoveries, 87.76 percent. The death rate is 1.12 percent.
“The second wave of the pandemic is proving to be extremely deadly for everyone, especially the frontline healthcare workers,” complained current AMI President Dr. JA Jayalal earlier this week.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked doctors and frontline staff for their work during the video conference with health workers in Varanasi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
“During this second wave of the coronavirus we are fighting on several fronts at the same time. The infection rate is also much higher and the patients are in hospital longer,” complained the President.