30 thousand retired doctors voluntarily serving India to help us fight Covid-19, Salute them

Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, more than 30,000 doctors, including retired government and armed forces medical services, and private physicians have come forward to help the nation fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now, retired doctors have developed their interest in treating those who are suffering from the deadly disease at present. This is the dangerous disease the world has ever seen and the main thing is that there is no antidote of disease for now. These doctors are now volunteerly working to help the country in this hard time.

Everyone is well aware of the coronavirus outbreak which has spread in over 160 countries across the world. By far, the virus has affected around 3 million people globally and the global death toll has risen to more than 2 lakh. Thankfully, over 8.5 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

The government on March 25 had made a request to the retired government, Armed Forces Medical Services, public sector undertaking or private physicians to extend their support and join the efforts to fight the pandemic caused by the deadly novel coronavirus. The official told PTI.

“30,100 volunteer doctors, including retired government, Armed Forces Medical Services, public sector undertaking or private doctors have signed up to the government to battle COVID-19 pandemic,” the official told PTI.

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 27,892 so far, while at least 872 people have died in the country from the infection. Thankfully, 6,185 patients have recovered from the deadly disease.

A statement was released by the government which was later posted on Niti Aayog’s website on March 25 in which the government had said those who willingly want to make a significant contribution to the nation in the time of crisis and be a part of this noble mission to serve the country may register themselves on a link provided on the official website of the Niti Aayog. The statement said.

In the fight against the pandemic, doctors have not been spared by the coronavirus outbreak. Many physicians have been tested positive for COVID-19 so far. As the world continues to fight the growing number of coronavirus-positive cases, doctors are putting their lives at risk and treating corona patients.

It has been learnt that if the number of coronavirus positive cases increase, India’s public health facilities will see a shortage of medical equipment and will struggle to cope with the daily inflow of patients. Many countries, including the US, Italy, the UK and Vietnam, have urged retired health workers to come back to work amid the pandemic.

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