MS Of District Hospital In South Kashmir Attached

SRINAGAR: Medical superintendent(MS) of district hospital Shopian was on Tuesday attached for allegedly allowing the illegal running of a fair price medical shop in the hospital premises.

According to an order issued by District Administration, the Deputy Commissioner Shopian attached the concerned MS with his office over his failure to act against the owner of fare price medical shop.

Deputy commissioner Shopian also ordered constitution of four member committee headed by ADC Shopian with CMO, Accounts Officer DC office Shopian and district litigation officer as it members.

The committee has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.

The order said that a fair price shop was allotted to Amir Medical Store in 2012 for five years till 2017, and despite completion of contract term, the said medical superintendent nor his predecessors served a single eviction notice to the offender, butr allowed running of the shop illegally and unauthorisedly beyond expiry period.

“The negligence of the officer in the management of the hospital resources has resulted in a significant financial loss to the state exchequer”, said the order.

The order further said that the failure of the officer to meet the expectations of his role as MS had  been documented on several occasions, however, despite efforts, he failed to improve and this has had a negative impact on the quality of patient care and management of financial affairs of the institute.

” In the circumstantial background, due to his failure to perform duties, pending enquiry into the conduct and performance, MS Shopian Khalid Abass is hereby attached with this office,” it reads.

The order states the deputy chief medical officer Shopian shall discharge the functions of Medical superintendent DH Shopian till further orders.


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