IMA Issues Advisory on Impending Covid Outbreak
India has reported 145 new cases in the last 24 hours out of which four cases are the new China variant - BF.7.
NEW DELHI: In view of the sudden surge of COVID cases in multiple countries, the Indian Medical Association alerts and appeals Indian public to follow COVID appropriate behaviour with immediate effect. As per the available reports, nearly 5.37 lakhs new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours from major countries like the USA, Japan, South Korea, France and Brazil. India has reported 145 new cases in the last 24 hours out of which four cases are the new China variant - BF.7.
With the robust infrastructure in the public as well as in the 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 emergency medicines, oxygen supply and ambulance services.
Indian Medical Association has issued an advisory to its state and local branches to take necessary preparatory steps in case of a COVID outbreak in their areas. IMA also appeals to all its members 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 the following necessary steps to overcome the impending COVID outbreak:
1. Face masks are to be used in all public places.
2. Social distancing is to be maintained.
3. Regular hand washing with soap and water or sanitizers.
4. Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings etc. to be avoided.
5. Avoid International travel.
6. Consult the doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motions etc.
7. Get your COVID vaccination including the precautionary dose at the earliest. 8. Follow the government advisory issued from time to time.
The Indian Medical Association with more than 3.5 lakhs medical practitioners across the county is committed to fighting the dreaded disease and assures the government of its full cooperation and participation in all activities of preventive and curative measures.