Haryana passes bill to protect medicare services

February 21st, 2009 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) The Haryana assembly Friday passed the Haryana Medicare Service Persons and Medicate Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2009, to prohibit violence against medicare service persons and damage to property in medical institutions.
The bill provides that anyone who endangers the life of or causes any harm, injury, penalty, intimidation, obstruction or hindrance to any medicare service person in the discharge of duty or damage to any property in medicare service institution would be committing an act of violence which would be an offence.

The punishment would be imprisonment for a period of three years and a penalty of the actual cost of the damaged equipment and premises. The amount will be recoverable from the offender.

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