'Declare health emergency in Kerala', demands IMA

Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to request the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to declare a health emergency in the state as the COVID-19 transmission is escalating at an alarming rate.

IMA stated that the public need to be made aware of the gravity of situation and implement strict restrictions to stop transmission.

COVID-19 protocol should be followed strictly to prevent disease transmission among the public and health workers.

The hospitals have reached almost their maximum capacity. IMA is demanding to declare the emergency considering the difficulties of health workers too.