New Delhi: The raging second wave of Covid-19 alone has claimed as many as 624 doctors across the country, with Delhi losing the most number. As per the latest report of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a total of 109 doctors have died in Delhi alone during the second wave.
According to the IMA’s latest data, as many as 1,362 doctors have lost their lives till date since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The first had 748 victims as doctors.
In doctors’ death count, Delhi is followed by Bihar. A total of 96 doctors have died in Bihar, while Uttar Pradesh lost 79, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39 and Andhra Pradesh 34, reported news agency IANS.
Puducherry reported the death of one doctor in the second wave, while Tripura has 2, Uttarakhand 2, Goa 2, and Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab lost 3 doctors apiece.
The IMA said those who died were aged mostly between 30 and 55 years, including resident doctors and interns. some pregnant women doctors also died in the period, said the IMA.