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IMA urges PM Narendra Modi to start Covid-19 vaccination for all above 18 years

By Rajan Nath -- April 06, 2021 1:04 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Coronavirus India: As India is facing the worst wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting COVID-19 vaccination should be open to all people above the age of 18 years.

The IMA stated that "At present, we are vaccinating the population above 45 years. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that our vaccination strategy needs to be geared up with immediate effect on war foot."

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Coronavirus India: Indian Medical Association asked PM Narendra Modi that COVID-19 vaccination should be open to all people above age of 18.

IMA requested that "all citizens above 18 years of age shall be permitted to receive Covid-19 vaccination."

The Indian Medical Association also urged PM Narendra Modi that private sector family clinics should also be included in the vaccination drive along with private hospitals.

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Coronavirus India: Indian Medical Association asked PM Narendra Modi that COVID-19 vaccination should be open to all people above age of 18.

It stated that the availability of vaccination with all doctors, family physicians will have a positive impact on the ongoing vaccination drive in the country.

Coronavirus India: Indian Medical Association asked PM Narendra Modi that COVID-19 vaccination should be open to all people above age of 18.

IMA also suggested that vaccination certificates should be made mandatory to enter into public places and receive products under the public distribution system.

India on Tuesday reported 96,982 new coronavirus cases, 50,143 discharges, and 446 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

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