DAK urges Govt to end harassments by DDO’s in Kashmir hospitals

Srinagar

Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK)President, Dr Suhail Naik on Thursday in a communiqué said that they have received many complaints from doctors working in  different hospitals of  Kashmir valley especially by female folk regarding the harassment at workplaces faced by them through their respective Drawing and Disbursing Officers(DDO’s) including Chief Medical Officers(CMO’s)/Medical Superintendents /Block Medical Officers (BMO’s) for small issues like leaves, withdrawal of salary, medical insurance, duty roster adjustments, Service book entries etc.

The spokesman has quoted the Naik saying “It is also disheartening that few of them have become puppets of local politicians and bureaucrats, they not only  force the doctors of their hospitals to attend them at their residences for minor ailments keeping common masses in lurch but to please them they defer genuine  referrals of poor patients  by specialists”.

“This dominant approach of these authorities has not only damaged our work culture but has also created a sense of dissatisfaction,” he added.

DAK urges the Hon’ble Health Minister Mr Bali Bhagat and Director Health Services(DHS), Kashmir Saleem ur Rehman to create a separate section of “Grievance Cell” at every district and division level so that these cases can be properly probed and warranted action will be taken against culprits.

He said that If such a system is put in place it will not only make these erring officers extra cautious for such activities but will also help in smooth functioning of Health and  Medical Education department.

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