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Maharashtra doctors to face action if they deny care to rape survivors
Sanjay Jog,  12 January 2019
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Doctors and medical practitioners, both from the public and private hospitals, across Maharashtra cannot deny free medical treatment to the survivors of sex abuse and acid attacks. In the case of a denial, they will be punished under Section 166 (b) of the Indian Penal Code. This can include maximum imprisonment for up to one year or with fine or both. Fresh guidelines have been issued by the State Public Health Department on January 10 to the effect. The guideli
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