Dimapur, April 28: Nagaland Government has once again notified ‘The Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations 2020’, applicable across the State, with immediate effect.
A notification issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday informed that the regulations would remain valid for a period of one year. It was first promulgated in the State on March 18, 2020.
Among other statutes, this Act necessitates all health facilities to have designated Flu/COVID-19 corners for screening of suspected COVID-19 cases. Health Facilities under this Act means all health care establishments of any system of Medicine (governed by State or Central or PSU and Private) within the State of Nagaland.
“No person/institution/organisation shall publish or circulate rumours or unauthenticated information regarding
COVID-19 through any print or electronic media. COVID-19 testing shall be done only by approved test kits in health facilities approved by the Government in accordance with all guidelines in relation to registration, testing and reporting issued by the Government. No approved hospitals/laboratories shall charge beyond the Government approved rates for COVID-19 testing,” it read.
Any person/institution/organisation found violating any clause of these regulations would be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of Indian penal Code 1860 (45 of 1860).
No suit or legal proceedings would be liable against any person for anything done or intended to be done in good faith under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 (No. 1897) unless proved otherwise.
(Page News Service)