Surprise Inspection At PHC Ashtingo Reveals Widespread Employee Absence

SRINAGAR: The Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Ashtingo, located in the Bandipora district, recently had a surprise inspection by the Block Medical Officer Bandipora, Dr Masarat Iqbal. During the inspection, it was discovered that 10 out of 12 staff members, including two medical officers, two pharmacists, three nurses, one BHW, one driver, and one sweeper, were absent from their duties. As a result, they have been put on notice by the BMO Bandipora.

The employees have been issued a show-cause notice, requiring them to clarify their stance before any disciplinary measures are implemented. Additionally, the officer emphasized the importance of punctuality among the staff to ensure efficient service delivery.

An order was issued after a surprise visit was conducted at PHC Ashtingoo on March 13th, 2023, around 11:00 AM. The officers and officials who were discovered to be late on duty have been instructed to provide an explanation as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them under the rules. The reply should be submitted in the office u/sd within a day. Furthermore, the order states that their RDA, which amounts to 2 ½ days’ salary, will be deducted for the month of March 2023.

A separate order has been issued by the BMO, indicating that Dr Saboor Sikandar, a Medical Officer at PHC Ashtingoo, has been suspended immediately due to his unauthorized absence from his official duties on March 15th, 2023. The order further directs Dr. Sikandar to report to the office of u/sd without delay. (KNO)


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