In the wake of the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday urged the new government in Kerala to conduct the swearing-in ceremony on virtual platform, news agency PTI said.
IMA said, violation of COVID-19 norms during the poll campaign was one of the several reasons which triggered the second wave of the pandemic in the state.
The new government is coming to power upholding scientific temper and understanding the will of people, it said.
"So, the conduct of the swearing-in ceremony on the virtual platform, avoiding the gathering of people, will give a strong message of fight againstCOVID-19," the IMA said here in a statement.
The new LDF ministry, headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is expected to assume power on May 20. Recently, Vijayan indicated that the plan was to take oath on May 20.