Up to 7 years jail, hefty fines: Modi govt passes ordinance to protect health workers
The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an ordinance to amend EDA in view of attacks on health workers. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision is to protect health workers. Now, attack on health workers will be a cognizable and non-bailable offence. The ordinance proposes a fine up to Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment up to 7 years if health workers are attacked. The decision was taken in view of rising attacks on the health workers in the country.