State IMOA plea to Government

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Puducherry,Aug 11: Office-bearers of the Indian Medical Officers Association, Puducherry Chapter, on Monday, Aug 11 urged the administration to introduce a stringent law to deal with assaults on duty doctors.

A delegation of the Chapter called on Lt. Governor Govind Singh Gurjar and submitted a representation in which they mentioned duty doctors were sometimes assaulted by the relatives of the patients when their effort to save them failed.

The present laws were not sufficent to prevent such assaults and hence, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Governments had introduced a new and more stringent law to deal with such cases.

Under the law, the culprit will have to remain in prison from three to ten years without bail and urged the Lt Governor to take immediate steps to introduce a simicar law in Puducherry so that the doctors could attend duty without any fear.

They also attached a copy of the law enacted in all the three states.

UNI

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