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IMA urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open Covid vaccination for everyone over 18 years of age | India News

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NEW DELHI: Amid an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country, the Indian medical association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that vaccination be allowed to all people over the age of 18.
The daily increase in new coronavirus infections in India remained above 90,000 for the third day in a row on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide Covid-19 case count to 1,26,86,049, according to the Ministry of Health of the Union. The country had reported 1.03,558 new cases a day ago.
“At present, we are vaccinating the population over 45 years of age. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that our vaccination strategy be directed with immediate effect and on the warpath,” the medical association India (IMA) said in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The body of doctors said that “we request the following suggestions in the Covid-19 vaccination campaign: all citizens over 18 years of age will be able to receive the Covid vaccine and the Covid vaccination without an appointment must be available to all, at no cost to their expense. . closest place possible. ”
The IMA also suggested that private sector family clinics should be actively included in the vaccination campaign alongside private hospitals.
Making the vaccination certificate mandatory to enter public places and receive products under the public distribution system was also part of the suggestions made by the association.
The IMA stated that the rise in the second wave of the pandemic is reaching record levels, adding that “vaccination against Cocvid-19 is a unique evidence-based resource so that we can restrict cases by increasing personal immune response and smoothing out the way for herd immunity to decrease the severity of the disease “.
He said that the availability of vaccination with all doctors and family doctors will have a positive impact on the inoculation campaign.
District-level vaccine task force teams should be constituted with public and private participation to enforce mass vaccination, monitor and mitigate drug adverse events, and build trust, the IMA suggested, adding that it is willing to actively participate in she.
The medical body said that given the increase in cases and as a measure to break the chain of transmission, “continuous closures for a limited time” should be implemented, “especially for all non-essential areas such as cinemas, cultural and religious events, sports, etc. . ” . ”
“The Indian Medical Association ensures and proactively supports all of its workforce and infrastructure facilities for rapid vaccination and supports the government during this hour of crisis,” he said.

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