H&ME detaches dozens of employees

Srinagar: The Health Department in the Kashmir division has detached dozens of employees who were informally attached by Heads of Departments (HoDs) across various health institutions.

An official of the health department told a local news gathering agency that the Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department had directed the Directors of Health Services of Kashmir and Jammu, and Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization to detach all staff attached by heads at their own level.

The official said the department has already executed the detachment of almost all employees who were informally attached by HoDs.

In Kupwara district alone, 16 employees who were informally attached have been detached. Ganderbal district witnessed the detachment of approximately 61 employees, while Bandipora recorded the detachment of 16 more employees.

“In other districts, all the employees who were attached by HoDs on their own have been detached and strict action under norms will be initiated against those found violating the orders as well as the concerned HoDs,” the official added.

The recent directives from the H&ME Department also called for the implementation of transfer and posting orders issued by the administrative department, the official said, adding that these measures are aimed at rationalising staff deployment in the interest of patient care. (KNO)

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