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Govt may introduce law to make violence against medical professionals a non-bailable offence
Business & Finance   Tuesday, January 03, 2017 IST
 
Govt may introduce law to make violence against medical professionals a non-bailable offence

Govt may introduce law to make violence against medical professionals a non-bailable offence


To protect doctors and caregivers from facing violence at the hands of patients’ kins and attendants, the government is reportedly planning a law to make such incidents a non-bailable offence.

The Times of India reported, quoting sources, that an inter-ministerial committee, which was formed in 2015 to ensure the safety of medical professionals, has suggested the health ministry initiate the process to bring a central act on the issue.
Some states already have such rules in place, but the absence of stringent laws makes efficient implementation difficult. In June 2016, the Bombay High Court too pointed out there were not enough security arrangements for resident doctors in Mumbai’s hospitals while asking the state to take immediate steps to post police personnel outside hospitals.
According to estimates put out by the Indian Medical Association, 75 per cent of doctors across the country are reported to have faced at least some form of violence, usually over advanced payment or withholding the deceased’s body in case of non-payment. According to the report, the proposed law may also put more responsibilities on the hospital authorities to ensure safety and security of doctors and paramedical staff.



 
 
BSE Sensex touches new all-time high of 30,071.61
Business & Finance   Tuesday, January 03, 2017 IST
 
BSE Sensex touches new all-time high of 30,071.61

BSE Sensex touches new all-time high of 30,071.61

The BSE Sensex touched a new all-time high of 30,071.61 on Wednesday.

The 30-share index opened above the crucial psychological level of 30,000 on strong Asian cues. NSE Nifty also opened in the green, trading at a new level of 9,343.15. It, however, retreated after that.

BSE Sensex also came down from the new record level and was trading at 30,029.52, up 86.28 or 0.29% from the previous close. It hit an intraday low of 30,004.28.

The markets are buoyed by strength in the Asian markets that are on a gaining streak for the fifth day led by strength at the Wall Street. Nasdaq Composite hit and hit an all-time high on Tuesday while the Dow and S&P 500 brushed against recent peak as strong earnings underscored the health of corporate America, a Reuters report said.

The top gainers were Orient Bank up 5.63%, Andhra Bank 4.71%, Wipro 2.87%.



 
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