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Tag: Attack On Doctors

Govt amends Epidemic Act, attacking medics can cost up to 7 yrs in jail
Attacking health workers can cost up to 7 yrs in jail, Govt amends Epidemic Act

New Delhi: In a significant move, the Union cabinet on Wednesday amended the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 through an ordinance in order to ensure safety of health workers at a time when there has been a spate of attacks on them. Any violence against health workers may now bring steep fines and even imprisonment of […]

Amit Shah assures doctors safety, IMA calls off protests
Amit Shah assures doctors safety, IMA calls off protests

New Delhi:  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday held an interaction with doctors and particularly with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) through video conferencing on Wednesday, leading the IMA to “withdraw” it’s proposed protests scheduled on April 22 and 23. While the Home Minister lauded their work, he also assured them of their security. […]

Amitabh Bachchan Lauds Effort Of Doctors, Dedicates Coolie Song

Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has taken to social media to laud the selfless performance of doctors and paramedical staff across the world in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Amitabh Bachchan on Friday morning, shared a cartoon that shows a doctor holding the globe on his shoulders, like Atlas. The veteran actor shared […]

Attack on doctors: Hospitals in Odisha to have CCTV cameras, more security measures

Bhubaneswar: After Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament that a directive has been issued to States for the safety of doctors at sensitive hospitals, Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das today said the State government has already asked many hospitals to install CCTV cameras for the safety of doctors. “We have already given instructions […]

Protesting doctors win, Mamata agrees to live media coverage

Kolkata: A delegation of 30 doctors will be at Nobanno to meet the West Bengal Chief Minister after protesting medicos stuck to their demand and agreed to meet Mamata Banerjee on Monday only after the official confirmation of live media coverage of the discussion. The meeting, slated to originally at 3 p.m., would be delayed […]

Home dept urged to set up police outposts at govt hospitals

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the rising number of cases of attack on doctors at various hospitals, the Health secretary today requsted the Home department to set up police outposts at health centres across the State to provide 24-hour security to doctors and other support staff. In a letter to Home secretary Asit Tripathy, Health […]