Jammu, Sep 13: Principal and Dean of Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu, Dr Nasib Chand Digra on Sunday offered voluntarily retirement and dashed a letter to the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Kumar Sinha.
Speaking to media here at a press conference, Dr Digra said that he is possessing super-specialty degree from prestigious PGIMER Chandigarth in the surgical discipline and have 30 years blemish free career as renowned Surgeon and Head of Surgery Department twice in the recent past.
“I was appointed as Principal GMC Jammu on May 1, 2020,” said the Principal adding that unfortunately during very first month of taking over as Principal GMC Jammu, facing extra burden of tackling COVID-19 pandemic, he was also assigned the duties of HOD/Surgery citing MCI Rules that in actuality do not allow Principal of any Medical College to act as Head of the Department,” he said.
“The HOD ship was thrusted upon me that have caused lot of extra burden on me. However, my request of giving charge of HOD to some other senior faculty member of the department did not accede to,” he said adding that in last four months, he had been put under huge undue pressure to take some pending decisions of his predecessor which can have long term repercussions on the Chair and the institution.
“Such interferences into the internal working of the GMC Principal office shall create huge space for anarchy, indiscipline and further demeaning of the office,” he rued and said that the work culture in GMC and inter personal relations are already on deterioration modes that needs to be taken care of and such orders shall act as stumbling blocks in stopping deterioration in GMCs.
“If my services are not
being liked by anybody, I offer to get Voluntary Retirement from the Service,” Dr Digra addressed to the Lieutenant Governor.