Restore administrative seniority in health deptt: DAK

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Srinagar, Oct 9: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said that health department is in dire need of overhaul and it is due to callous attitude of the successive governments that the most essential department dealing with humanity, life and death is in shambles.
“The department needs multi-dimensional reformative changes to get it back on the right track and vibrancy. The pick and choose method adopted for selection of health administrators has taken heavy toll on various health initiatives and functioning of the department as such and that in turn has resulted in sufferings of common people,” DAK said in a statement.
It added that the parachuting of junior medical officers into Block Medical officers, Medical Superintendents, Chief Medical Officers etc has resulted in administrative incompetence, indiscipline and degradation of department. “In order to get discipline and essence of the department back, the first and foremost thing is to restore administrative seniority and appoint administrators for health department on the basis of seniority, credibility, and administrative acumen,” DAK said.
Meanwhile, DAK demanded that directors for health services Kashmir/Jammu must be appointed on priority and as early as possible, so that monitoring and surveillance of essential department will continue.DAK further urged Governor of J&K Satya Pal Malik and Advisor for Health, K Vijay Kumar to kindly pursue this issue urgently so that faith and trust of the people and the doctors in this department is restored at the earliest.