EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT , 1897: NEED FOR A NEW COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH LEGISLATION

In times of  Covid-19 pandemic,  Center and states in India have enforced the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in their respective areas.The Act which was enacted for preventing spread of epidemic diseases empowers…

Government passes ordinance to keep healthcare workers safe

The government passed The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) ordinance, 2020 which makes physical attacks on doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were on  made a non-bailable offence punishable by up to seven years in prison , which carries a minimum jail term of three months Investigations into…

As Covid-19 relief, people given free LPG cylinder under Ujjwala scheme

The government is distributing cylinders free of cost in the Covid19 lock-down period to the beneficiaries of the centrally-run Ujjwala scheme. The free cooking gas cylinder distribution is part of the special relief measure announced by the Central government under Pradhan Mantri Garib…