KV Correspondent

After terminating 65 medicos, govt set to axe more

After terminating 65 medicos, govt set to axe more
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Srinagar: While 65 doctors were already terminated a few months ago for undue absence from their duties, more medicos are set to be axed in coming days, as the government is preparing another list of doctors who will be terminated from services.
After the previous list surfaced, the health department had constituted a committee to look into such cases. The committee has been meeting since then and is said to be ready with another list of such doctors.
“Such a process is a continuous one. The committee keeps on keeping a track of such cases that are reported to the higher-ups for their undue absence, rest is done accordingly,” a member of the committee said.
The member said, that the committee has zeroed on some more cases and a list will be put out soon, “more than 10 cases have been zeroed on and, the list shall be out soon,” he said.
After terminating 65 doctors in September, the government it is said, sent a notice to those who were terminated, however, there has been no response.
Meanwhile, ‘Kashmir Vision’ had carried a detailed report after tracing some doctors who had surfaced in the list. They seemed not to be bothered and were earning handsomely in different Gulf Countries.
While more of such posts stand occupied in the health department where the doctors have not reported their absence to the department, it is furthering the void created by the dearth of doctors in the state. The move is said to be aimed at de-weeding the health department for those who were drawing the salaries without actually working here.
“Such doctors were holding on to both the things. They were practising out of the state and at the same time holding on to the government job here. We welcome the continuous process of the government wherein it is identifying such cases and is taking the required action,” said President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK), Dr Suhail Naik.

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