Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday alleged that influential doctors in Kashmir are given choicest postings in brazen violation of transfer policy.
Taking a strong exception to this, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that transfer policy of doctors is being blatantly flouted, with the sole objective of giving places of choice to blue-eyed doctors.
“Influential get postings to their convenience and comfort and the voiceless suffer,” Dr Nisar said.
He said that health department is defying the transfer policy that was adopted in the interest of patient care and smooth functioning of health institutions especially those located in far-flung areas.
As per the transfer policy, the minimum tenure of a doctor on a post shall be two years and a maximum of three years.
“But, the favorites remain posted on their places of choice for decades,” he said and added that there are doctors who are posted in a Srinagar hospital for the last 20 years.
According to the policy, every doctor has to “compulsorily” serve for a minimum period of two years in Category “A” (very difficult) and for five years in Category “B/C” (difficult) health institutions in his/her first ten years of service.
However, influential doctors enjoy prize postings on their first appointment, he said.