PPFA prefers a vivid clarification on Covid-hoax controversy

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PPFA prefers a vivid clarification on Covid-hoax controversy

Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), while observing a
media debate revolving around a city-based doctor’s claim that
Covid-19 is a hoax, urges concerned authorities to address the issue
before it creates unnecessary confusion among the common people. The
forum of nationalists also argues that if a practicing physician makes
such comments the medial fraternity should also come forward with
necessary clarifications.
It may be mentioned that Dr. Satyakam Phukan, a practicing surgeon in
local hospitals recently sent a mail to the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) with a copy to the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
and the President (of India) Ramnath Kovind appealing the agency to
take steps ensuring that the common people do not suffer in the name
of various strict measures to contain the outbreak of novel corona
virus, which he terms as a hoax citing a number of international media
reports in western countries.
“It is shocking that when the human race is fighting the infection of
novel coronavirus for more than three months with the casualties of
five hundred thousand people around the world (over 16,000 in India
and 11 in Assam), Dr. Phukan has come out with his claim that an annual
influenza being framed as a pandemic. His views are already circulated
through a number of social and mainstream media outlets of Assam,”
said a statement issued by the forum.
Emphasizing on timely and necessary explanations by the concerned
authorities including the State government over the debate, the PPFA
also urges Indian Medical Association or Indian Medical Council to
come with specific inputs over the issue so that it  cannot create
misunderstanding  among the people facing prolonged lockdown and
all the efforts to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country do
not go waste.

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