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Turkish parliament legislates law severely punishing violence against doctors

With the support of all 5 parties, the Turkish Parliament (TBMM) has approved a law that will punish violence against medical workers more severely

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Turkish parliament legislates law severely punishing violence against doctors

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey has legistilated a law proposal that grants more severe penalties on violence against health care workers, with the support of all 5 political parties‬.

Penalties for deliberately injuring, threatening and insulting crimes against health service staff were increased by half.

In addition, it will not be possible to postpone the prison sentence for those who committed these crimes.

The proposal also stipulates that the victim health worker may not serve the perpetrator of the attack or his relative.

Accordingly, if there is another health worker other than the health worker that has been a victim of violence, the victim health worker will not provide health services to the perpetrator and his relatives.

Turkish Health Minister Koca has thanked all MP's that have contributed to the approval of the law. 

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