new Delhi. The central government has brought an ordinance to prevent attacks and harassment against health workers. According to this ordinance, if a person is found guilty of committing violence with medical staff, he can be sentenced to 6 months to 7 years. A provision has been made to give an economic penalty of up to two lakh rupees.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that attacks on medical staff will not be tolerated at all. To protect them, the government will issue an ordinance giving full protection. It will be released with immediate effect after the Prime Minister’s signature. He said the cabinet changed the epidemic law. This crime was made non bailable.
Giving information about the ordinance, Javadekar said that the cabinet changed the epidemic law. Non-bailable. Charge sheet in 30 days. Decision in one year. Attacking the medical team will carry a sentence of 3 months to 5 years and a fine ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh. If there is a serious loss, there is a provision of punishment of 6 months to 7 years and the fine is 1 lakh to 5 lakh rupees.
Javadekar said that if the vehicles or clinics of health workers were damaged, then the property damaged by criminals would be charged twice the market value as compensation. He also informed that no decision has yet been taken on resuming flight operations. As soon as they start again, they will be announced.
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