SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday alleged that influential doctors in Kashmir are given choicest postings.
In a statement issued here, DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan 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. 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,” he said.
He said 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. There are doctors who are posted in a Srinagar hospital for the last 20 years.”
Dr Nisar added, “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.