LG Sinha Bans Private Practice By Medical Professionals, Practitioners Associated With SKIMS

SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday specifically banned the private practice by Medical and Paramedical Staff of the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar, warning them of “major penalty” for misconduct.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is hereby pleased to direct that after sub-rule(4) of rule 10 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees Conduct Rules, 1971, the following sub-rule shall be added; namely 5 (i) (which reads) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no member of Medical or Paramedical Staff of the Sher-i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar shall indulge in private practice in any manner,” reads the statement.

“In case any member of Medical or Paramedical Staff of the Sher-I- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar is proved to have acted in breach of sub-rule (), it shall amount to misconduct attracting major penalty, besides he shall be liable for criminal prosecution under the relevant provisions of law,” it said.

Director SKIMS A G Ahangar while appreciating the incredible contribution from all the medical professionals and other Supportive Services said the SKIMS staff will continue to render exemplary performance in managing COVID-19 pandemic at SKIMS and offered his best wishes to them.

At the same time, he expressed confidence in upholding the medical ethics and their professional values of the highest order. He simultaneously appealed to the public at large to observe all the SOP’s and guidelines in facing the challenges posed by the COVID -19 pandemic. He solicited the support of the public in their own interest and not to lower the guard till the pandemic is over.

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