President approves ordinance to protect healthcare workers
- Acts of violence shall be punished with imprisonment of 3 months to 5 years and a fine of ₹50,000 to ₹2,00,000
- In case of grievous injury, imprisonment term can be for up to 7 years, with a fine of ₹1,00,000 to ₹5,00,000
NEW DELHI : President Ram Nath Kovind has approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, aimed at protecting healthcare professionals against violence during health crises such as the covid-19 pandemic now ravaging the world.
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