M S Nazki
Poonch, May 19: The authorities in this mountainous district suspended five Health Department officials including a medical officer for “negligence” in connection with work of COVID-19 management in SDH Surankote.
The employees include Dr. Amir, Medical Officer, deployed at JNV Surankote, Mushtaq hussain, (lab Asst.), Hayat Khan (Jr. Asst.), Yasir Ahmad (Lab Technician) and Naseem Aftab (Lab Asst).
“The employees of Health Department Poonch are placed under suspension with immediate effect and they will remain attached in the office of block Medical Officer Surankote,” reads an order issued by Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav, a copy of which lies with GNS.
Moreover, the order said Dr. Mukarab Hussain Shah (MO SDHSurankote) has been asked to report to the office of Deputy Commissioner with immediate effect.
“Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Poonch, shall initiate disciplinary action against the officer/officials under Rules and submit action taken report to this office at an earliest,” the order added. (GNS)