Omar Govt May Terminate 250 Doctors

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Taking strong note of 250 doctors who have allegedly refused to join their duties in remote areas of the state, the government has warned them to be ready for termination in case they fail to join by Monday.

“We are short of doctors in far flung areas. Government has decided to terminate services of 250 doctors who have refused to join their duties in remote areas of the state,” Health Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din told news gatherer KNS.

Taj said recently 700 doctors were recruited through Public Service Commission (PSC) and posted to in the periphery. “Of these doctors at least 250 have not joined their duties in remote areas,” the Minister said. “We have decided to terminate their services and subsequently the posts will be re-advertised after Monday.”

As per the rules, the Minister said the doctors are duty bound to serve in the villages and remote areas for the first seven years of their tenure. But it has happened for the first time that 250 doctors have rejected to join the duties and are willing to leave their jobs.

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