The Supreme Court has directed the Center to issue instructions to the States / UTs for payment of full salary to doctors and health workers. A 3-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan also directed the states to issue directions for providing accommodation to health care workers. The court said that any doctor or HCW involved in the care and treatment of Kovid patients should be given quarantine of at least one week. The court further said that the central government should submit the report regarding complying with the order of payment of salaries to the doctors within four weeks and cautioned that the non-compliance of the order will be taken seriously.
Significantly, since the onset of corona infection in the country, doctors and health workers have treated the victims diligently, due to which thousands of people have also become infection-free. Let us know that in the last seven days in India, there has been an increase of 29.5% in cases of infection. It is the highest in the world as compared to other countries. There has been a jump of 26.4 in Brazil, 25.6 in Mexico, 13.4 in Russia, and eight percent in the US.
If the same growth rate, then in five days, the cases can be four lakhs, in ten days more than five lakhs. 75% of the new cases are coming from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Delhi. In Delhi, 74.82 people per million people are dying while in Maharashtra the number is 33.51. Professor Shamika Ravi, who was part of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, made this analysis based on data from the Ministry of Health.