Pampore residents protest transfer of BMO

Pampore residents protest transfer of BMO
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Say her immature transfer politically motivated

PAMPORE: Residents of Pampore staged a protest demonstration and tried to lock down Pampore Sub District Hospital (SDH) on Saturday against the transfer of Block Medical Officer (BMO). .
The protest was led by Fallah Behbood Committee Pampore and large number of youths of Pampore town assembled at Sub District hospital Pampore demanding cancellation of ‘immature’ transfer order of BMO Pampore Dr Bilqees Shah.
The protestors raised slogans against the administration and demanded immediate revocation of transfer order of BMO Dr Shah.
Protesters told Kashmir Reader that immature transfer of BMO Dr. Bilqees is a politically motivated decision.
“The hospital was running smoothly and was offering best services to the people in Pampore but it seems that government at the behest of some persons want to ruin it,” said Fallah Behbood Committee Pampore Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Malik adding that the transfer order must be revoked in the interest of people of Pampore.
He added Kashmir Reader that if the order would not be revoked they would protest and would not mind resorting to road blocking, shutdown that can cause inconvenience to public.
“it would be the sole responsibility of the administration if our actions would cause inconvenience to the general public,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar sent a representative from the Tehsil administration Pampore who assured the protestors that the matter will be taken up with the higher ups and the transfer of Doctor Bilqees would be cancelled.
After the assurance of the district administration, the demonstrators ended the protest.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical (CMO) Pulwama also visited SDH Pampore and held a meeting with doctors and Fallah Behbood Committee Pampore delegation.
He echoed the views of civil society members that the Dr Bilques Shah was a good administer and managed the Pamore health block very well.
“i will take the grievances to the higher ups and would also plead the case of her retention at the present post,” he said.
Kashmir Reader has learnt that the recommendation to transfer the BMO was sent by MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmed Mir in a letter addressed to Advisor to Governor.
In the Letter MLA had mentioned that BMO frequently remains absent from her duties.
“Some delegations approached me that the BMO was remaining outside the hospital (sic),” reads the letter.
Meanwhile, protesters told Kashmir Reader that the rift between the MLA and BMO started after she did not oblige the recommendation letters of him asking the BMO to appoint his workers and pay them from Hospital Development Fund.