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Black Fungus
Odisha Govt Makes 'Black Fungus' A Notifiable Disease

In a major development concerning public health, the Odisha government on Thursday declared Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) a Notifiable Disease under epidemic act.

Supreme Court
Every HC Has Power To Strike Down Central Laws, Junks Plea Against Epidemic Act: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Epidemic Act and questioned the petitioner as to why he has not moved the high court on the issue, as they also have powers to strike down central Acts. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and […]

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 […]