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DAK demands full restoration of administrative seniority

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Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday expressed concern over the state government not restoring the seniority among the doctors “fully” due to which many health institutions were still “administered by junior medical officers or consultants”.
Praising the governor led state administration at a press conference for restoring the administrative seniority, the DAK said that it was “unfortunate that government has not restored the seniority fully… and that is big reason that these hospitals are not functioning to optimal level and therefore are adding to miseries of common masses”.
The DAK said that restoration of administrative seniority had improved health care delivery system at health institutions and had enthused confidence among medical officers and consultants.
However, in peripheral hospitals, “It has been observed that it becomes difficult for senior doctors to work under administrative officers who are junior to them and that invariably leads to indiscipline and unworthy work culture,” DAK added.
President, DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said they had time and again demanded the restoration of administrative seniority in health department as per recruitment rules and regulations drafted strictly for promotion to mentioned posts.
General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar said that doctors across the state have been protesting for decades to fulfill the genuine demands of doctors especially caderisation of Medical Officer/Dental surgeons to Medical officers, Senior Medical Officers and super scale Medical Officers.
The DAK hoped that governor led administration will completely restore administrative seniority based on merit and credibility.
It also alleged that “some junior medical officers having politico-bureaucratic clout are trying hard to get out of slot promotions and are trying to get parachuted as heath administrators”.
The DAK warned that if any medical officer is promoted on the basis of favouritism and nepotism, they will go on strike.
It also urged Advisor, K Vijay Kumar and Financial Commissioner HME, Atal Dulloo to look into the matter and expedite the process of restoration of Administrative Seniority in Health Department as per recruitment rules so that the long pending demand of the doctors is met once for all.

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