Gauhati High Court Directs Assam Government to Enforce Doctor Safety Law. Taking suo moto cognizance of numerous instances of assault on medical practitioners. The Gauhati High Court ordered the Assam government on June 15 to adopt stringent steps to avoid similar events from occurring in the future. Additionally, the government was tasked with educating citizens about the Assam Medicare Service Personnel. And Medical Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Property Damage) Act, 2011.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manas Ranjan Pathak directed the Assam government to provide a two-week progress report on the “horrific incidence of violent assault” on a doctor on June 1 at the Udali Model Hospital in Hojai.
Additionally, the government has been instruct to guarantee that no weapons or guns are allow within health care facilities across Assam with immediate effect.
Additionally, all hospitals and medical schools in Assam in order to post a warning outlining the repercussions of attacks. Or manhandling of physicians and other medical workers, including nurses and paramedics.
Suo moto petition s file before the Gauhati High Court. After a lawyer Sneha Kalita’s submission of a letter to the Supreme Court of India on the subject. Kalita raised worry in her PIL about doctor attacks, describing the attack on Dr. Seuj Senapati at Udali Model Hospital as a “merciless assault that was both unpleasant and frightening.”