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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21:

Arrangements are being made to ensure safety and security of doctors on duty in the state, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today.

Odisha Health Minister

“Provisions of 2009 Medicare Act will be strictly implemented. This has been discussed with the Home Secretary and the DGP. Stringent action will be taken against persons indulging in such unfortunate incidents. In addition to this, CCTV cameras will be installed in sensitive locations. Action will be taken as per provisions of the Medicare Act, there will be no compromise on that account,” Nayak pointed out.

“Health Secretary has discussed the matter with the Home department on how security will be provided to doctors on duty. I have personally discussed the matter with the Home Secretary. Stringent action will be taken against those indulging in such incidents by taking law into their own hands,” said Nayak.

“I have discussed with the Home department to take immediate action wherever such incidents of attacks on doctors and other staff working in the health institutions across the state have been reported,” he added.

It may be mentioned here that in view of the growing number of attacks on doctors in government hospitals, Health Secretary Arti Ahuja on Friday had written to the Home Secretary requesting him to open police outposts in all government hospitals.