Indian Medical Association issues Pan India advisory on impending Covid outbreak
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
In view of the sudden surge of COVID cases in different countries, Indian Medical Association alerts and appeals the public to follow COVID appropriate behaviour with immediate effect. As per the available reports, nearly 5.37 lakhs new cases have been reported in last 24 hours from major countries like USA, Japan, South Korea, France and Brazil. India has reported 145 new cases in last 24 hours out of which four cases are the new China variant – BF.7.
With the robust infrastructure in public as well as in private sector, dedicated medical manpower, pro- active leadership support from the Government and availability of sufficient medicines and vaccines, India will be able to manage any eventualities as done in the past. Indian Medical Association appeals to the Government to upscale the preparedness for any such situation as seen in 2021 by issuing necessary instructions to the concerned Ministries and Departments to make available the emergency medicines, oxygen supply and ambulance services.
Indian Medical Association has issued advisory to its state and local branches to take necessary preparatory steps in case of COVID outbreak in their areas. IMA also appeals all its member to work proactively as done in the past to combat the outbreak.
As of now, the situation is not alarming and therefore there is no need to panic. Prevention is better than cure. Therefore, all are advised to take following necessary steps to overcome the impending COVID outbreak:
- Face masks are to be used in all public
- Social distancing is to be
- Regular hand washing with soap and water or sanitizers.
- Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings to be avoided.
- Avoid International
- Consult the doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motions
- Get your COVID vaccination including precautionary dose at the
- Follow the government advisory issued from time to
Indian Medical Association issues Pan India advisory on impending Covid outbreak. The Indian Medical Association with more than 3.5 lakhs medical practitioners across the county is committed to fight the dreaded disease and assures the government its full cooperation and participation in all activities of preventive and curative measures.