This is the law which protects doctors in Maharashtra 

Maharashtra Medicare Services Persons and Medicare Service Institution (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property). This law was promulgated on 30th March 2009 It extends to the whole of the State of Maharashtra. It shall come into force at once

This is the Law which protects Doctors in MaharashtraThe law states that:

  • Any act of violence against a Medicare Service Person or damage or loss to the property in a Medicare Service Institution, shall be prohibited
  • Any offender, who commits or attempts to commit or abets or incites the commission of any act of violence in contravention of the provisions of section 3, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years and with fine, which may extend to fifty thousand rupees
  • Any offence committed under this Ordinance, shall be cognizable and non-bailable and triable by the Court of Judicial Magistrate, of the First Class
  • In addition to the punishment specified in section 4, the offender shall be liable to pay compensation of twice the amount of damage or loss caused to the property, as may be determined by the Court referred to act in section 5

If the Offender has not paid the compensation imposed, under Sub sec (1) the sum shall be recovered as if it were an arrear of land revenue

  • The State Government shall, by notification in the  Official Gazette, establish the Authority for the area as may be specified in such notification, to hear grievances of victims of medical negligence or mismanagement and to aid and advice such victims for taking recourse to an appropriate forum for suitable relief

The authority shall consist of experts one each form the field of medical law, consumer movement and health management

The conditions of the service of the experts mentioned in sub-section (2) and the procedure to be followed by the Authority shall be such as may be specified by the State Government by an order in this behalf.

In this ordinance , unless the context otherwise requires-  
 
Medicare Service Institution, means an institution providing medicare services to people either in Medicare Services Institutions or through Mobile Medicare Unit or by arranging medical check up camps
Medicare Services Person, in relation to Medicare Services Institutions Shall include-
Registered Medical Practitioner, Practitioner or Registered Practitioner ( Including a person having provisional registration)  working in a medicare service institution other than the public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code
Registered Nurse, registered under the Maharashtra Nurses Act 1966
Medical students, means a student, who is undergoing training or studies in medical profession
Mobile Medical Unit, means an ambulance equipped with medical equipment, used for providing medicare services
Nursing student, means a student, who is undergoing training or studies in Nursing profession
“Offender” means any person, who either by himself or as a member or leader of a group of persons or organization commits or attempts to commits or abets or incites
  • S.C.Dixit

    It was really shocking incident. General public is simply acting without any Base.

  • S.C.Dixit

    Good news. Resident Dr really needs protection .