In a letter to Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, further chief secretary (well being), OMSA has expressed unhappiness for not including relations of healthcare staff in precedence vaccination programmes.
“Docs and healthcare suppliers have been combating this Covid-19 pandemic over the last one and a half years. Their relations are additionally getting uncovered to Covid with the identical frequency. Even some relations of healthcare staff have died of Covid-19. However the relations are but to be thought of to obtain vaccines on precedence foundation,” mentioned Narayana Rout, president of OMSA.
He mentioned relations of the medical doctors and different healthcare staff reside in a state of worry as their kin work in hospitals to deal with Covid sufferers. To strengthen their morale and defend them, the federal government ought to vaccinate the relations on a precedence foundation instantly,” mentioned Rout.
The affiliation members mentioned the federal government has given particular provision to the individuals from some professions to get vaccines. “All healthcare suppliers together with medical doctors are very a lot dissatisfied with this discrimination to frontline Covid staff,” mentioned the affiliation letter to the well being division.
Equally, the Resident Docs’ Affiliation, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Analysis (VIMSAR), Burla, has additionally requested the federal government to vaccinate relations of healthcare staff.
In a memorandum to chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the resident medical doctors have requested him to allocate particular periods for the primary diploma family of healthcare staff to spice up their morale and spirit.
“Healthcare staff are busy and exhausted in hospitals whereas combating towards the Covid-19. Their relations are considerably at increased threat to Covid an infection than normal individuals,” mentioned the resident physician’s affiliation within the memorandum.