Kishtwar: Dy CMO attached for dereliction of duties

Kishtwar: Acting tough on the poor performance and dereliction of duty, Minister for Health & Medication Education, Bali Bhagat on Sunday attached Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Kishtwar, Dr. Mohammad Fareed Bhat in the office of Director Health Services, Jammu with immediate effect.
While reviewing the functioning of health department in Kishtwar district on Sunday, the Minister found serious lapses on the part of Deputy CMO while discharging his duties which necessitated action against him. He cautioned functionaries of the department  to improve functioning and performance, failing which strict action will be taken against them.
During  maiden review meeting of the district, the Minister called upon the Block Medical Officers and other field functionaries to provide best services to the patients of this far-flung district,adding that  Government  is taking all requisite steps to ensure availability  better and improved medicare facilities to the people. He said the department is associated with the noble mission to serve ailing people   and all those associated with it must maintain its credibility by treating the patients politely and with missionary spirit. He said Government  is fully aware of the  difficulties being  faced by the doctors and para-medical staff in the rural areas and necessary steps will be taken to address these in a phased manner.
He ordered immediate detachment of  staff  attached in various health institutions on frivolous grounds and directed the CMO to withhold salaries of such employees who are not rendering any work.