Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
594 DOCTORS DIED OF COVID-19 IN SECOND WAVE: IMA
NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 doctors across India have died of Covid-19 during the second wave of the pandemic, according to data compiled by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Over a sixth of the total 594 deaths so far took place in Delhi which experienced one of the worst surges of the viral infection with as many as 28,000 cases being reported per day during the peak.
With 174 deaths in two weeks, the toll stood at 594 on Tuesday. Delhi recorded 107 deaths in the second wave, followed by Bihar 96, Uttar Pradesh 67, Rajasthan 43, Jhakhand 39 and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 32 each, according to data compiled at IMA’s Covid-19 registry.
In the last wave of the pandemic, 753 doctors had lost their lives, according to the IMA registry. The toll in the second wave included eminent cardiologist Dr KK Agarwal and a senior gastroenterologist who died due to the lack of oxygen at Batra hospital, Dr RK Himthani. OVER A SIXTH OF THE TOTAL 594 DEATHS SO
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