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Very Few COVID-19 Deaths Among Fully Vaccinated Doctors But Many Wait For First Vaccine Dose



Vaccination for healthcare employees has been occurring for over 4 months. (File)

New Delhi:

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had not too long ago stated that 244 docs have died of COVID-19 for the reason that second wave of coronavirus started in April first week within the nation. However, solely seven of those docs had been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the virus. Now Max Healthcare, among the many most distinguished non-public hospital chains throughout India, has said on the premise of their research that there isn’t a doubt that double vaccine doses do work and save lives.

Across Max hospitals, 13,965 workers members have acquired each doses of the Covid vaccine and solely 6 per cent of them have been contaminated. Out of those, 9 out of each 10 sufferers recovered at dwelling whereas one out of each 100 required hospitalisation and just one dying was recorded.

The Apollo Healthcare, in a smaller research, discovered related outcomes in the course of the first 100 days of the vaccination drive.

The research lined 3,235 healthcare employees — 2,481 acquired each doses and 754 acquired just one dose. About 97.38 per cent of these vaccinated have been shielded from the an infection whereas there have been no ICU admissions or deaths, the research discovered.

The IMA immediately launched its new knowledge and stated 329 docs have died on account of Covid until now amid the second wave.

While the IMA didn’t share what number of of those 329 have been vaccinated,  the affiliation’s president Dr Jayalal stated: “We are not confident of the vaccination status of all. But going by the data we get, not being fully vaccinated is the main cause behind the deaths. On an average, we are losing 20 doctors per day. This includes all in government, private and medical colleges.”

A complete of 1,065 docs throughout India have died on account of Covid for the reason that starting of the pandemic. Out of those, 736 docs had died final 12 months, within the first wave.

Resident docs at AIIMS in Delhi say they wish to be inoculated in opposition to Covid instantly as a few of them haven’t acquired even a single jab. Nearly 200 resident docs haven’t acquired their first vaccine dose but whereas different 200 haven’t obtained their second dose. The AIIMS resident docs affiliation has 2,500 members.

Vaccination for healthcare employees has been occurring for over 4 months, since January 16.

Dr Amandeep Singh, President of AIIMS Resident Doctors Association, stated: “Vaccination of doctors should be top priority. They should allow walk-ins for those who want their first dose. They are not allowing walk-ins for 18-44 year olds. AIIMS has slots only for 45+ age group. Most of our resident doctors are in the 18-44 age group. Our Resident doctors are unable to get online slots. We have got some verbal assurances but are yet to get a proper solution from AIIMS administration.”

On why so many docs haven’t been vaccinated until now, Dr Amit Malviya, vice-president of the Resident Doctors Association, stated: “Several of our resident doctors got infected with Covid so their second dose got affected. Many MBBS students were back at home and have just joined as resident doctors at AIIMS so they need their first dose. In some cases, there were CoWin issues, their data was not appearing on the portal.”

According to the Union Ministry of Health, solely 66 per cent of India’s healthcare employees have been absolutely vaccinated until date.

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