Covid-19 Health workers

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Lok Sabha Amends Epidemic Diseases Act to Protect Healthcare Workers

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 has been passed by Lok Sabha on September 21, to protect healthcare professionals and frontline workers against any violence during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the bill, any individual engaging in acts of violence against healthcare Proffessionals can face upto seven years of… read-more

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 01:12 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Epidemic Diseases Bill, Coronavirus, health workers, Resident Doctors, lok sabha

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Rajya Sabha Passes Bill To Punish Those Who Insults, Attacks Medical Professional

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Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Punish Those Who Abuse Medical Professionals

In order to safeguard the medical workers, Rajya Sabha on September 19 passed a bill that aims to punish those who abuse doctors and healthcare professionals. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan introduced this bill in Rajya Sabha as Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Reportedly, the culprits will be booked under nonbailable charges, and may get sentenced a jail term of three months to five years. 

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 05:56 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: rajya sabha, Dr harshvardhan, Epidemic Diseases Bill, Coronavirus

Courtesy: The Times of India