Rajya Sabha passes the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020

Rajya Sabha passes the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020

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Last Updated on September 19, 2020 by The Health Master

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020 on Saturday.

Speaking in the Upper House, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the bill was required to prevent offences against healthcare professionals.

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“Many healthcare workers including doctors, paramedics were insulted in some form or the other. Centre government acted on this situation found that there was a need for a law, a prohibitory mechanism against such incidents,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

He said that the Centre had passed the Ordinance to make hurt of any nature or insulting the medical professionals a cognizable offence.


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