Amid this Covid pandemic, doctors and nurses have been coming under attack, especially women who handle emergency rooms in the night. If this situation continues, it would be difficult for the health sector to function properly.
In a strongly-worded letter, the IMA has termed the relaxations as 'unwarranted and inappropriate'
The IMA said opening India's tourist destinations and allowing pilgrimage travel could act as COVID-19 "super spreaders" of a third wave of infections.
The High Court will further hear the review petition of the Kerala Private Hospitals’ Association, against the May 10 government order fixing uniform rate for COVID treatment, on July 8.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), in a statement, said as many as 3.5 lakh doctors, with proper Covid protocol, participated in the agitation.
IMA termed "extremely disturbing" a series of violence against doctors in the last two weeks in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and other places.
The IMA's latest data revealed that a total of 1,362 doctors have died so far since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
IMA is planning to hold demonstrations by its members, nationwide withdrawal of health services from non-emergency and non-COVID areas and a legal recourse.
'Moves to impart surgical training to Ayurveda graduates had been caught in legal tangles for the past 20-25 years even in a state like Kerala.'
The crisis in Kerala could further escalate if appropriate steps were not taken immediately, as per a study by the IMA's public health department.