2021-03-19 13:33:55

The Maharashtra govt assured the Bombay High Court that existing legal provisions, such as the Maharashtra Medicare Service Per

sons Act of 2010, are sufficient to address rising instances of violence against doctors and medical personnel. The state government stated in an affidavit filed in court on Monday that the above Act and provisions of the Indian Penal Code were enforced in cases of patients' relatives or associates attacking doctors and hospital workers.

Between January 2017 and March 2021, at least 302 cases of attack on healthcare professionals were reported across the state, according to the state. In the petition, the petitioner also argued that the state govt had failed to put in place existing legislative provisions, such as the 2010 Act, to prevent such incidents.

The govt, on the other hand, claimed that although it believed the current legal provisions were sufficient, it was willing to form a committee to examine the Act's deficiencies if the court so ordered.

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