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‘Caretaker’ system at GDC root of all evils: DAK

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Srinagar: President Doctors’ Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday took a strong note of the adhoc arrangements of Hospital administrators, saying that because of ‘caretaker’ system, Government Dental College Srinagar has been turned into a ‘corruption safe house.’

“Most of the health institutions in the valley are presently run by make shift arrangements by giving charge to medical officers as In-charge (I/C) Block Medical officer’s (BMO’s), I/C Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO’s) or I/C Medical Superintendent’s (MS’s), this way they are not taking any decisions regarding policy matters and in turn the health sector suffers,” DAK President, Dr Suhail Naik said.

In charge officers are made without maintaining seniority or without any administrative experience where in a senior medical officer or consultant has to work under the so called In-charge BMO/CMO/MS which in turn kills the hierarchy of the setup and leads to administrative ineffectiveness and failures, he added.

Senior Executive DAK member, Dr Masood Rashid said “it is because of this in charge system that Govt Dental College Srinagar has been turned into corruption safe house and its pristine glory stands diluted.”

General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar said that there should be a proper mechanism in place for their appointment and due weightage should be given to seniority, “this way the favouritism and nepotism will come to an end, which will ultimately benefit the health sector,” he said.

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