30 doctors terminated in one week: health minister

30 doctors terminated in one week: health minister

Baramulla: J&K’s minister of Health Services, Bali Bagat, on Wednesday said that the department has terminated at least 30 doctors from Jammu and Kashmir who work outside or have been absent from their duties without unauthorised.
He also said that the department was going to frame a new policy in health department that we will engage all those doctors in Jammu and Kashmir who receive their degrees from institutions in Jammu and Kashmir.
“If any doctor who passes his degree from our colleges and goes to work abroad, we will put a question mark on their certificates,” Bhagat said while speaking to reporters in district hospital here.
Earlier, the minister visited different wards of the district hospital and spoke to patients. He also visited the different laboratories of the hospital to check their functioning.
He admitted that there is shortage of doctors in almost every hospital including in the district hospital here. “Urgently we have a need of 500 more doctors. We sent a proposal for the appointment of 300 hundred doctors to public service commission who will appoint them soon.”
Bagat said that a chemist shop and a canteen for patients and attendants should be available 24×7 in the district hospital. “I ordered medical superintendent for the tendering of these facilities and I hope he will do it within days.”
The minister warned those doctors who are still absent from duties or are working abroad that strict action will be taken against them.

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