[Breaking] Attack on doctors, healthcare workers to be cognizable and non-bailable offence: Central govt announces Ordinance

[Breaking] Attack on doctors, healthcare workers to be cognizable and non-bailable offence: Central govt announces Ordinance

The Central government has decided to introduce an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to make attacks on doctors and healthcare workers a cognizable and non-bailable offence.

An announcement to this effect was made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar during today's Cabinet briefing.

"The message is clear...attacks on doctors and healthcare workers are unacceptable."
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
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