China enhances medic protection law


BEIJING: A new law to be implemented from June 1 provides for heavier penalties for organizations or individuals threatening the safety of medics and harming their dignity.
The law on promoting basic medical and health care also defines medical service institutions as public places. β€œIn this way, heavier penalties for picking quarrels and threatening public security can be applied to the offenders who meet the relating provisions of the criminal law, which can better protect the medics,” said Li Huijuan, a senior lawyer in the medical field. – Agencies