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H&ME dept suspends Medical Officer, initiates action against another doctor

H&ME dept suspends Medical Officer, initiates action against another doctor

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday suspended a Medical Officer and initiated action against another for dereliction of duties.

As per two separate orders issued by the Health and Medical Education (H&ME), the copies of which are in possession of the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Dr Nadeem Ahmad Tantray has been placed under suspension while an action has been initiated against Dr Zahoor Ahmad for dereliction of duties.

An order issued in this regard, reads that pending enquiry into his conduct, dereliction of duties, Dr Nadeem Ahmed Tantray is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect in terms of rule 31 of the J&K Civil Services (Classification, control and appeal rules, 1956).

During the period of suspension, Dr Tantray shall remain attached with the office of Chief Medical Officer, Kishtwar.

The Director Health Services, Jammu shall immediately deploy two doctors on an internal arrangement basis to ensure that the institution, PHC, Afti, remains fully functional by way of availability of doctors.

Meanwhile, in a separate order, the government said that an action has been initiated against Dr Zahoor Ahmad, Medical officer (RBSK), National health Mission, J&K.

The order reads, pending enquiry into his conduct Dr Zahoor Ahmad is hereby attached in the office of Chief Medical Officer, Kishtwar with immediate effect.

The Mission Director, NHM J&K shall immediately initiate the process of termination of service of the said doctor for dereliction of duties.

Notably, three persons died while another was injured after a snow cutter machine met with an accident in Warwan area of Kishtwar yesterday.

Pertinently, locals said that soon after an accident, the injured were shifted to health center Afti- Inshan but no doctor was present there on the duty following which they staged a demonstration against the health department for the absence of doctors from health facility—(KNO)

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