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Attack On Health Workers In Current Pandemic: Jail Upto 5 Years, Rajya Sabha Passed A Legislation On Saturday

Parliament passed a bill on Saturday,that punishes those attacking doctors, healthcare workers with 5 years in jail. Rajya Sabha today passed the legislation that provides for up to five years in jail for those attacking doctors and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak or during any situation akin to the current pandemic. The Bill intends to ensure that during any situation akin to the current pandemic, there is zero-tolerance to any form of violence against healthcare service personnel and damage to property. As per the its provisions, the commission or abetment of such acts of violence will be punishable with an imprisonment for a term of three months to five years, and with a fine of Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,00,000.

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