Attacking Docs Non-bailable Offense in Maharashtra

by Rajshri on  April 10, 2010 at 8:50 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
 Attacking Docs Non-bailable Offense in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra assembly has passed the Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institution (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2010 on Friday.

Under the provisions of the act, any attack on doctors or medicare service personnel would result in a fine of Rs 50,000 and a three-year jail term. Minister of State for Law and Justice Bhaskar Jadhav tabled the bill, which states, "Any offender, who commits or attempts to commit or abets or incites the commission of any act of violence....shall be punished with imprisonment which may be extended to three years and with fine, which may extend to Rs.50,000."

It is a non-bailable offense and any attacker will have to pay twice the damages for any loss caused by the said attack.

The Indian Medical Association and several other doctors' associations had demanded such a law after attacks on doctors last year.

Source: Medindia

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