UT Chandigarh seeks applicability of Act for protection of medical professionals
The Chandigarh Administration on Monday sought the applicability of 'The Punjab Protection of Medical Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage of Property) Act 2008' to the Union Territory.
A high-level meeting held here under the chairmanship of Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore also decided that "the government of Punjab will be asked to examine the feasibility for enhancement of punishment under the above Act from one to three years."
The meeting was also attended by the president and representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Chandigarh Chapter, Principal Secretary Home-cum-Health Secretary, Director General of Police and Director Health Services, UT Chandigarh.
"The Punjab Protection of Medical Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Preventions of Violence and Damage of Property) Act--2008 will be recommended to the Ministry of Home, Government of India for its approval and applicability in UT Chandigarh as such," said an official statement issued after the meeting.