“The Punjab Protection of Medical Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Preventions of Violence and Damage of Property)” Act 2008- Adoption in U.T. Chandigarh
Chandigarh, 24th June 2019: The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sh.V.P. Singh Badnore Hon’ble Governor of Punjab cum Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh with the President & representatives of the Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh Chapter in the presence of Principal Secretary Home cum Health Secretary, Director General of Police and Director Health Services, U.T. Chandigarh.
The following recommendations were accepted:-
The Punjab Protection of Medical Services Persons and Medicare Services Institutions (Preventions of Violence and Damage of Property)” Act 2008 will be recommended to the Ministry of Home, Govt. of India for its approval and applicability in U.T. Chandigarh as such.
The Govt. of Punjab will be asked to examine the feasibility for enhancement of punishment under the above act from 1 to 3 years.
The Chandigarh Administration will issue the instructions to the Director General of Police for sensitizing the police stations to seek the clarification from the Medical Board in case of alleged negligence if any by the patient/relatives before registering the FIR in the light of the instructions issued by the Supreme Court of India.