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President gives assent to promulgation of Ordinance to amend Epidemic Disease Act, 1897

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    29th Apr, 2020

President has given his assent for promulgation of the Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Disease Act 1897 to protect the health care service personnel.

  • President has given his assent for promulgation of the Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Disease Act 1897 to protect the health care service personnel.
  • The ordinance provides for making such acts of violence cognizable and non-bailable offences and for compensation for injury to healthcare service personnel.
  • Violence as defined in the ordinance will include harassment and physical injury and damage to property.
  • Indian Medical Association hailed government's swift and timely efforts to ensure safety and security of the health professionals who are tirelessly working to safeguard people's life.
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