Dearth of manpower in health sector
Governor calls meeting of officials on Monday
Srinagar: Taking a serious note of the vacant positions in the Department of Health and Medical Education, Governor N N Vohra is scheduled to hold a meeting with the officers of the department on Monday. The meeting is scheduled to discuss a way forward and to take a stock of shortfall of the medics in the health department.
As per a circular issued by the department of health and medical education, all the officer and officials have been directed to attend the office on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Governor shall hold a meeting regarding vacant positions of Doctors/ paramedical staff/ Drivers in H&ME Department on 13-08-2018 at 3 PM,” the circular issued reads.
“Accordingly, all the officers/ officials of H&ME Department are directed to attend the office on 11-08-2018 (Saturday) and 12-08-2018 (Sunday).”
“Besides, all the HOD’s under the administrative control of the Health and Medical Education Department are also directed to keep their offices open on 12-08-2018 (Sunday,” the circular adds.
Pertinent, to mention that the department of health is struggling to perform owing to the dearth of manpower as additional unplanned infrastructure has been raised over the years. The newly created facilities are suffering for the want of manpower.
Interestingly, the Trauma Centre situated at Kangan is the new case where the dearth of manpower has been reported.
In addition, there are several specialities, like that of Surgeons, Psychiatrists, Anaesthetists and Gynaecologists where the dearth has been observed and the stakeholder believe that the issues will be addressed.
Insiders say that the Governor will be having a threadbare discussion on the dearth in terms of important specialities in the State, especially in the peripheries.
Doctors’ Association of Kashmir (DAK), which has been active in pursuing the case for the additional creation posts in the peripheral health care system, is also hopeful that the meeting will address their issues.
“We are hopeful the Governor will have a thorough look at the needs of the present system which in place, we are hopeful that the measures will be taken to make the system more efficient,” said Dr Suhail Naik, President DAK.