India is facing the second and the most dangerous wave of Covid-19. There is an increase in cases in the coming days. In the past, new cases had also surpassed the figure of one lakh. At the same time, the use of the vaccine has been said to be very important in the prevention of Covid-19, due to which the vaccine campaign is being carried out in the country at a very fast pace. However, there have been no orders to vaccinate people of all ages in the country. Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that vaccination should be open to all people above the age of 18 years.
The IMA stated, ‘Currently, we are vaccinating the population above the age of 45. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that our vaccination strategy needs to be formulated with immediate effect on a war footing. We request the following suggestions in the COVID vaccination drive. In this, all citizens above 18 years of age should be allowed to get Covid vaccination.
The association also urged the Prime Minister that private hospitals, as well as private-sector family clinics, should also be actively involved in the vaccination campaign, as the availability of vaccination with all doctors and family physicians would have a positive impact on the drive.
According to the IMA, under the public distribution system, a certificate of vaccination should be made compulsory for people to enter public places. The IMA stated that there is an acute outbreak of the disease, as a measure to break the chain immediately, a limited period of continuous lockdown especially applicable to all non-essential areas such as cinema, cultural and religious programs, sports, etc. should be done.
The IMA stated that it is necessary to follow the guidelines of Covid. The availability of infrastructures such as beds and oxygen should increase. Frontline health workers should be promoted. Strict adherence to protocol is extremely important.