The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed a law in the interest of health workers. Under this, a provision of punishment of up to five years has been made for those who attack health workers during the battle against covid-19 or any other pandemic-like situation.
Right now the whole country is fighting a war against the corona virus epidemic. Health workers who are playing an important role in this battle are taking care of patients, risking their lives.
Five people among those arrested for the violence let lose on health workers in Padarayanapura here last week have tested positive in a jail and consequently shifted to a hospital, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said on Friday.
Joining the fight against coronavirus, residents of Ranchi's Azad Basti welcomed healthcare workers, who had visited them to collect samples, with a huge round of applause.