Gauhati High Court.

The Gauhati High Court has directed the Assam government to spell out measures undertaken for the protection of health care workers.

The HC order came following a “horrific incident of brutal attack” on doctors, nurses, and medical staff by the family members and relatives of a Covid-19 patient at Udali Model Hospital in central Assam’s Hojai district on June 1.

A bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Manas Ranjan Pathak asked the Assam government to ensure that no weapon or firearms be allowed inside a hospital, Deccan Herald.

The court also directed that proper notice of warning be put in every hospital and medical college about the consequences to be followed in law if doctors and health workers are attacked.

The court passed the order taking suo motu cognizance of the matter on a letter by a Supreme Court advocate, Sneha Kalita.

The court further directed the government to file a status report with regard to the incident within two weeks.

It also sought to know the measures already undertaken and proposed to be undertaken to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future.

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