Protecting healthcare professionals against violence: Parliament nod to Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill
The Ordinance amends the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 in order to provide protection to health care service personnel, their living premises as well as their workplaces against any violence during the course of a pandemic.
New Delhi - A Bill aimed at protecting healthcare professionals against violence during health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, got the nod of Parliament with the Lok Sabha passing the draft legislation on Monday.
The proposed legislation replaces Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, promulgated on April 22.
Replying to the debate on the bill, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said if the history of Corona is written, corona warriors will also be remembered.
He saluted the mothers whose children are fighting the virus as frontline warriors.