New Delhi: In view of sudden surge of Covid cases in different countries, Indian Medical association (IMA) has issued alert and appealed to the public to follow Covid appropriate behavior with immediate effect.
As per the available reports, nearly 5.37 lakh 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.
Dr. Sahaajand Prasad Singh, IMA national president, said, “With the robust infrastructure in public as well as in private sector, dedicated medical manpower, proactive 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.”
However, Indian Medical Association has appealed 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.
The Association has issued advisory to its state and local branches to take necessary preparatory steps in case of Covid outbreak in their areas. It has also appealed all its members to work proactively as done in the past to combat the outbreak.
Singh further said, 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 places.
• Social distancing is to be maintained
• Regular hand washing with soap and water or sanitizers
• Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings etc to be avoided
• Avoid international travel
• Consult the doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motions etc.
• Get your Covid vaccination including precautionary dose at the earliest
• Follow the government advisory issued from time to time
“The Indian Medical Association with more than 3.5 lakhs medical practitioners across the country is committed to fight the dreaded disease and assures the government its full cooperation and participation in all activities of preventive and curative measures,” Dr Jayesh Lele, honorary secretary general, IMA said.