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174 Doctors, 116 Nurses, 199 Health Workers Died Due To Covid-19: Govt In Lok Sabha

A total of 174 doctors, 116 nurses and 199 healthcare workers have died due to Covid-19 in the country, the government informed Lok Sabha on Friday citing data from states received under an insurance scheme. In written reply to a question, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said that duly implementing a series of containment measures including lockdown and promotion of Covid-19-appropriate behaviours, India has been able to successfully manage and blunt the aggressive progression of the virus. Elaborating on the measures taken to contain the pandemic, the minister said dedicated health infrastructure focused on Covid-19 was identified and earmarked to manage surge in cases. “Based on the intimations received from the states under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting Covid-19, 174 doctors, 116 nurses and 199 healthcare workers have died due to this pandemic as on Feb. 2,” the minister said.

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