SRINAGAR: The authorities on Thursday suspended five health officials including a medical officer posted at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Unisoo in Langate area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district for remaining absent from duties.
According to an order issued by Block Medical Officer Langate, the employees were found absent from their duties during a surprise visit by deputy commissioner Kupwara today.
The officials include medical official Dr Feroz Ahmad Khan, senior pharmacist Fayaz Ahmad Dar, pharmacist Aijaz Ahmad Mir, ISM pharmacist Tahir Ahmad and FMPHW Kulsuma Bano.
The order stated they have been asked to explain their position within 24 hours, failing which it shall be presumed they have nothing to say in their defence.
Meanwhile,Deputy Commisioner, has directd CMO Kupwara to conduct surprise visits at all the health institutions so that essential public services could be provided to people in an efficient manner. (KNO)