Doctor among 15 officials suspended in Jammu Kashmir's Rajouri district

PTI Dec 14, 2019

Fifteen health officials, including a doctor, were suspended on 13th December after they were found absent from duty during a surprise inspection of health institutions in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

District Development Commissioner Mohammad Nazir Sheikh paid a surprise visit to District Tuberculosis Hospital Rajouri to check the medical facilities being provided to the patients and ensure the presence of doctors and paramedical staff to attend patients, they said. While checking the attendance of the hospital staff, he found 10 employees absent from duty and ordered their suspension, the officials said. During his visit, Sheikh enquired about the availability of medicines, diagnostic and other facilities available in the hospital, they said.

Separately, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Thana Mandi, Mohammad Tanveer Khan inspected the public health centre at Lah village and found eight employees including a dental surgeon Vibhakar absent from duty. He said five of the absentees including the doctor have been placed under suspension and their salaries kept withheld with immediate effect, while the salary of three employees, engaged under National Health Mission (NHM), will be released after deduction of one day for the month of December.

The deputy chief medical officer has been asked to hold a detailed inquiry and submit a report in both the cases, the officials said, adding that the chief medical officer, Rajouri, has been asked to make alternate arrangement of staff at these institutions.

Sign-up to continue reading. It is free & takes less than 2 mins

  • 45 lakhs+ doctors trust M3 globally

  • Nonloggedininfinity icon
    Free & unlimited access to original articles and quizzes
  • Nonloggedinlock icon
    Secure: we never sell your data
This article is only available to members. Are you a doctor? Click here to signup for free.
Try M3 India / Log In
M3 app logo
Choose easy access to M3 India from your mobile!

M3 instruc arrow
Add M3 India to your Home screen
Tap  Chrome menu  and select "Add to Home screen" to pin the M3 India App to your Home screen