‘Bureaucratic terror appalling, unacceptable’: DAK


Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday expressed strong resentment against the assault on Block Medical Officer Larnoo Dr Abid Bashir by ACR Islamabad Syed Shabir and SDM Kokernag Rouf Rehman in front of MLA Kokernag during an administrative function at Tehsil Office Kokernag yesterday.  These acts of hooliganism, rowdiness by low rung Revenue Officials can’t be tolerated by us anymore.

The spokesman said Dr Suhail Naik President DAK while condemning the bizarre,  abnormally abnormal behaviour of revenue officials, demanded stringent departmental disciplinary action under CSR rules by the government.

The said ACR has manhandled our esteemed doctor and hurled choicest abuses which in a way is acceptable and violates all Civil Services Rules. Pertinently the said SDM has a history of unleashing bureaucratic terror and in recent past had humiliated an esteemed teacher also in the most gruesome way, which was collectively condemned by whole society.

If current dispensation pampers and promotes such ill-mannered officers,  the government as an institution will lose its reverence of making system public and employee friendly.

These acts of rowdiness by said officials have created panic in doctors fraternity and is one of the major reason that doctors in large numbers are leaving this state.  Further, some officials in the hierarchy are becoming the “patients of power arrogance” and are treating employees ànd common people as bonded labourers, Dr Naik said.

The spokesman said that DAK is worried about the silence of Minister for Health and Medical Education Devender Kumar Manyal and Director General Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman about this grave issue when everybody across the department has condemned this act.

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