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MHA. Amit Shah

Centre brings in ordinance to protect healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 battle from attacks

Attacks on healthcare workers will carry stringent punishment—jail term of up to seven years and a hefty fine—the government said on Wednesday as instances of such attacks spiralled across the country. In an executive order passed urgently this afternoon, hours after Union home minister Amit Shah declared the safety of medical personnel as “non-negotiable”, the...