BENGALURU: The state government will soon ask all private hospitals and nursing homes to install CCTV cameras on their premises so that culprits can be identified in case of attacks on doctors.
This decision was taken during a meeting between Home Minister G Parameshwara and Health Minister U T Khader on Thursday.
“Installing CCTV cameras will help establish the case against the attackers. We will direct all private hospitals to install cameras in places where movement of people is more,” Parameshwara told reporters after the meeting.
Khader, during the meeting, expressed concern over the attacks on doctors and urged Parameshwara to strictly enforce the Karnataka Prohibition of Violence Against Medicare Service Personnel and Damage to Property in Medicare Services Institution Act- 2009.
“Though the Act has been in force, police are not strictly enforcing it. This is encouraging attacks on doctors,” Khader said.
Parameshwara on his part said that the Act is being enforced strictly of late and police had already booked around 30 cases under the Act. “However, the Home Department will take note of the concerns of the Health Minister and take necessary action,” Parameshwara said.