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Govt gives power to zonal DCs to take strict action


  • The govt on 25 March gave power to zonal Deputy Commissioners to take “strict penal action” against landlords who have been forcing doctors and paramedical staff, engaged in fighting COVID-19, to vacate their rented premises.
  • Such behaviour “not only strikes at the root of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but also tantamount to obstruction of duty of essential services.
  • Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had also said he was “deeply anguished” by the reports of medical staff being “ostracised”.