Two clinics seized as medicos found practicing during working hours
Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag K K Sidha has sought an explanation from the Medical Superintendent after fourteen doctors were found absent from their duties on the former’s visit to Maternity & Child Care Hospital in the district. The top district officer also seized two clinics as doctors were found ‘practicing during their duty hours’.
An official said that the Deputy Commissioner visited Maternity & Child Care Hospital at Sherbagh in a bid to enquire about medical facilities and heating arrangements at the health facility.
The top district officer, as per the official, inspected various wards and sections and also interacted with the admitted patients.
However, fourteen doctors were found absent from their duties after which the DC directed In-Charge Medical Superintendent to explain their cause of absence.
On the sidelines of the visit, DC also inspected clinics functioning around the hospital. “A few government doctors were caught practicing during their duty hours even as not adhering to COVID-19 protocols at two clinics- Maqbool Pharmacy and Al-Qadir Medical Store and both the clinics were seized,” the official said. GNS