With the sudden splurge in the Covid 19 cases, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the letter, they requested him to allow vaccinations for citizens above 18 years of age.
IMA Seeks Limited Period Lockdown
As per the reports, in the letter addressed to PM Narendra Modi, IMA requested a limited period continous lockdown especially for all the non-essential services including cinemas, sports, cultural and religious events.
IMA President Dr J.A Jayalal stated that even after the extraordinary measures by the government and the modern medical facilities, the second wave of the coronavirus is touching new heights.
In the view of this, IMA has also requested vaccinations to be allowed for the citizens above 18 years of age as well. Currently, citizens above 45 years of age are being vaccinated across the nation.
IMA in the letter to PM Modi has made six requests including walk-in and free vaccinations to be made available for all at their nearest place possible.
The letter read that since there is an spurt of the disease (coronavirus), as a means to break the chain of spread, a limited continous lockdown shall be implemented.
IMA also asked for the private sector family clinics to be actively included in the vaccination drive along with the private hospitals. This will lead to easy availability of the vaccines for the doctors and family physicians which will further fasten the process.
IMA Requests District Task Force For Vaccinations
The letter also mentioned the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Niti Aayog Member (Heath) V.K Paul and the Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. The IMA requested the creation of a district level task force team to enforce mass vaccination and further monitor the situations at the roots.
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IMA further requested vaccination certificate to be made mandatory for entering public places and to receive products from the distribution system.
On Tuesday, India noted 96,982 new Covid 19 cases in the past 24 hours. This comes after India recently crossed the 1 lakh mark. The country has been reporting an increase in the covid cases for the 27th day.