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Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers

Updated : September 19, 2020 04:03 PM IST

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced by health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the Upper House on Saturday to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April.
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.
Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers

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