Shri. Vivek Masal has recently taken over as DCP- Zone I which covers police stations Bajaj Nagar, MIDC, Hingna, Pratap Nagar, Wadi & Sonegaon.
Recently Dr. Anup Marar, Director- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and Secretary of Vidarbha Hospitals Association paid a courtesy visit to Shri. Vivek Masal to welcome him. He was accompanied by Dr. Noorul Ameen, OCHRI Medical Superintendent.
Shri. Vivek Masal concurred that strict action and convictions of mobsters under Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) act 2010 will deter people from taking law and order in their hands and remove the prevailing fear in minds of medical professionals.
Shri. Vivek Masal further mentioned that to provide security for health care personnel; Maharashtra state government had introduced Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) act 2010 to deter relatives and patients from creating disharmony in any health care setup. Under this stringent act, the offence becomes cognizable and non bailable and if punished it entails imprisonment of offending relatives/ patients up to 3 years with fine extendable to Rs. 50,000/- and in addition the offender will have to pay compensation twice the amount of the loss or damages as tried and determined by Court of Judicial Magistrate of First class.
Shri. Vivek Masal assured that all police personnel under his jurisdiction will be sensitised about this act.
It is added that more than 110 private hospitals of Vidarbha with total bed strength of more than 10000 have joined hands to form Vidarbha Hospitals Association which is aimed to help set quality standards, ensure cost effective quality health care to incoming needy patients, support statutory authorities to enhance the image of Nagpur as an exemplary health care destination and to protect the interests of health care service providers. VHA is also member of District Health Coordination Committee chaired by Nagpur Guardian Minister.