Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Sycophants proved me right: Hussain | Beautification of Srinagar highway poses threat to Army convoys | IB official meeting Geelani disturbing | BJP's Sinha wants Jammu to keep quiet | Vacant post of ADC Rajouri raises eye brows over bureaucratic intentions | Helpline no. 102 remains non starter | Ram Madhav lambasts BJP ministers, leaders for supporting Jammu people | Will Beig also go the Drabu way? | Health Deptt compromises implementation of Health Quality assurance | Politicians continue to call shots vis-a-vis shifting of government schools in JK | Sordid saga of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover | Fund crunch halts construction work of NTPHC Gadigarh | Illicit relationship of deceased with wife of accused leads to 'murder' of Kishtwar Hotelier | 35 Dy SPs transferred | ED raids house, business establishment of man over money laundering | NYKS organizes northeast states of camp concludes | Mehbooba inaugurates Maharaja Hari Singh park | 10 years on, school buildings awaits completion | Strike for district status enters day 29 Nowshera residents stand firm | AKRS hold anti-Mehbooba protests | CM directs district officers to deliver to peoples' expectations | Lady patient allegedly dies of doctor's negligence | Governor's rule only way out in state: KPC | Court rejects bail in fake gun license scam | RDSS resents open dumping of garbage in village Kallri | Transfer an incident of service: HC | Impose Governor’s rule to save state from further death, destruction: Harsh | De-silting of Jammu canals behind schedule | Army Chief's hard talk leaves Pakistan guessing | Govt orders transfers in administration | Militants flee after brief exchange of fire in Hajin | Humming Buds School celebrates Graduation Day | "Technical Knowledge Dissemination" week concludes at IECS Polytechnic | Police organizes sports event | Fashion Show "Rage","Nalayak" Band Performance Highlights of Day 1 | Dalai Lama to address first Convocation of CUJ | SFA conducts selection trials in Poonch | Hiranagar , Jammu Club clinches football & Kabbadi titles | BJP should withdraw support from coalition: JWAM | YV Sharma appointed J&K State President of AIPC | BJP, PDP have lost the game because they have hit their own wickets: AAP | KSS reiterates demand to include Kashmiri Sikhs in PM's job package | FinMin hands over Mobile Van to J&K Grameen bank | 2 day Ram Kund Mandir fair concludes | RTI: A tool for Aggrieved & Oppressed | “My interaction with my community people” | Dawn after the darkest hour | Sharma's task tailor made by centre | JPPF celebrates State Raising Day | Muzaffar Beigh led delegation calls on defence minister | NHPC pays interim dividend of Rs. 849.80 Cr | Militant held with arms, ammunition in Kulgam | Medium danger avalanche warning issued by SDMA | Kashmiri Migrants discuss community issues with ADDC | Power shut down | Back Issues  
news details
Doctors manage transfers to continue their Private practices
Many move courts seeking stay over orders
2/20/2018 12:29:08 AM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 19: In a bid to pursue their private practices, many government doctors are using political influence and even moving courts to scuttle orders of transfer issued by the department from time to time.
Sources in the medical department told Early Times that while the patients are suffering due to shortage of doctors in the outskirts, the doctors who were posted in these peripheral hospitals managed to scuttle orders to stay on in the city hospitals so that they could pursue their private practices.
A Doctor posted somewhere in the peripheral area while pleading anonymity said, "Only few doctors are working in peripheral areas like Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban Basohli and there remains huge rush of patients which these doctors can't handle".
Recently Health and Medical Education department ordered bulk transfers but the doctors who are enjoying their private practices in Jammu hasvemanaged to get their postings stayed on one pretext or other.
It is pertinent to mention here that Principal secretary of Health and Medical Education issued an official letter few months back which reads, "For the last several years it has been observed that many doctors including medical officers and paramedics are seeking recommendations from different political figures in an attempt to influence upon superior authorities for transfers and postings which cause undue interference in the functioning of the administration". Pertinently, Principal Secy said that directives have been issued to officers not to make transfers under any influence and the postings have to be made as per the need and no interference will be allowed in the functioning of the department, but still the doctors manage the postings of their choice.
Sources in the medical department said that many of the doctors have approached the Honble High Court of Jammu and Kashmir to get stay over their transfers some of them have succeeded while a few have gone on leave after they were directed to join the new places of postings.
Sources added that some of the doctors posted in Hospitals in Jammu City including GMC&H Jammu, Govt Hospital Sarwal and many smaller hospitals refused to join the new places of postings on the pretext of their seniority, but are practicing in Jammu from more than two to three years on the posts of lower grades just to pursue their lucrative private practices.
A patient while expressing his anguish said, "I was about to undergo a surgery at a Govt. Hospital at Jammu but the doctor refused to perform surgery on the pretext that he got transferred to some other place, so he directed me to undergo the operation at some private nursing home where I had to spend around Rs 25000 for surgery".
Several attempts to contact Minister of Health went in vain as he was not available for comment.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center