x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Won’t hold tricolor, contest polls till Aug 5 decisions are reversed: Mehbooba | After denying rights to Valmikis, Mehbooba plays ‘Dalit card’ ! | Mehbooba’s rhetoric puts Farooq, Sajad, others in quandary | Cong is not part of Gupkar Alliance, Mehbooba confirms it | Kashmir men land in sex chat net | Party used us till 2014; now fulfill promises, demand protesters | JK reports 586 new cases of Corona Virus, 12 more people die | Number of MBBS seats increases from 500 to 1100 in GMCs of J&K | Lt Governor pays obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine | Govt pays no heed to pleas of striking left over 45 KP job aspirants | Forest fire triggers mine blasts along LoC in Poonch | DDC Rajouri flags-off 60 students for trekking expedition | Councilor Vijay Choudhary kick starts blacktopping work in Sec-4 Nanak Nagar | Kishtwar Police organized “Run for unity” in memory of Police Martyrs | Altaf Bukhari condoles demise of Dharam Vir Batra | Power shut down | Don’t get misled by double speak politicians: TDF | 10 vehicles seized for illegal mining, transportation of construction material | 5 Day students’ trekking expedition flagged in at Reasi | RHS celebrates Dushhera | Mayor JMC inaugurates Ayush medical camp | Online training on GeM registration held for MSME unit holders | VHP takes strong exception to Mehbooba’s views | First aid training programme organized | Perform Or Perish | WORLD DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION DAY | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Advisor Baseer Khan; Inaugurates 6.3 MVA Power Receiving Station, inspects RDD works | Navin chairs a preparatory meeting for implementation of MIS for Apple | Will hold deliberations then decide future course of action, says EJAC | J&K Election Authority issues instructions regarding electoral rolls for all Panchayats | J&K becomes first UT to launch Public Financial Management System at district level | DB seeks information on SOPs for reopening of schools | JKBOSE notifies class 10, 12 annual exam date sheets in Kashmir | DM Jammu issues regulatory orders for sale, storage of fire crackers | ACB produces charge sheet in misappropriation case, 3 more arrested | Div Com reviews progress on ongoing development projects in Jammu | Atal Dulloo pitches for added dedication, hard work to tackle COVID-19 during winters | 40 year old encroachment evicted following grievance raised at LG's Awami Mulaqat | Advisor Bhatnagar reviews major PMDP road projects of J&K | Jammu lawyers continue protest, reiterate demands | PCC fixes rates of perishable, non perishable items for Jammu District | Crime Branch produces charge sheet against fraudster | ACB catches Patwari taking bribe red-handed in Budgam | Court awards life-imprisonment to murder accused | Retirement Age of Government Officers is Still 60 years: Raina | Three killed, 8 injured in Doda road mishap | Decks cleared for installation of 3 Tesla New MRI machine in GMCH | President MC Katra inaugurates Prabhat Pheri | Construction of 6.3 MVA receiving station completed in Baramulla | Introduction of e-stamping snatches livelihood of 28000 families, AP | JKEEGA hails Principal Secretary for promotions | State Taxes Department imposes Rs 2.25 lakh penalty on Goods Carrier | Congress criticizes govt order providing forcible retirement | Mayor threatens Congress workers, alleges PYC president | SDM Bani visits Doulha Mata shrine | Ex legislator starts various developmental works | After massive protest by JJSF, Cluster University to adopt offline counseling | NT Keshwan distributes on spot 164 Domicile certificates among beneficiaries | AJKLTF Deputation calls on DSE Jammu, demands expedite of DPC | DC Ramban reviews functioning of CSC & AADHAAR centers | Sanskritians brought laurels to school | SSP Samba inaugurates District Premier League Cricket Tournament | Samooh Theatre organises workshop | Sadat Doolwal calls for establishment of peace committees | PCC elects members of State Executive Committee of SMD | Strengthen the security of saints in J&K: Shiv Sena | AJKYF holds international webinar on Pakistan's invasion on POJK | Residents of Vasuki Vihar Ban Talab facing shortage of water | Abrol conferred with Gandhi Seva Puruskar-2020 | OBC people still deprived of benefits assured by HM: Suresh Dogra | National Cricket Club Reasi won Final of Police Martyrs Memorial T20 | Back Issues  
 
news details
GMC Principal’s VRS offer a stunt, allege staffers
Demand change in leadership to help people in COVID times
9/20/2020 12:30:21 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 19: Principal of Government Medical College Jammu writing a letter to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Financial Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Duloo, offering voluntary retirement from the services was nothing more than a “stunt aimed at diverting the attention from the real issues”, the GMC staffers have alleged.
An insider told Early Times that the GMC Principal “played a victim card” to divert attention from the real issues and escape from the “current mismanagement and lack of competence on his part” not only to run his parent department of general surgery but also the GMC Jammu.
It’s in place to mention here that the GMC Jammu at present stands cornered due to its alleged failure to provide proper care to COVID-19 patients in the region. “The GMC Principal himself made his own administrative incompetence public by declaring that it is getting hard for him to run department of General Surgery while remaining Principal GMC Jammu and demanded next senior faculty to be appointed as HOD surgery,” the insider said.
He said that the incumbent GMC Principal needs to be reminded that former GMC principals, including Prof Dr Rajinder Singh remained Head of Department CD and TB, Dr Sashi Gupta remained HoD Obst and Gyane, Dr Anees Chaudary remained HoD ENT, Dr Ghanshyam Dev was HoD Radio-diagnosis, Dr Zahid Gillani was HoD Pharmacology and Dr Sunanda
Raina also remained HoD Anatomy. These professors handled their departments and also the GMC Jammu. They never complained. Nor did they ever crib about too much pressure being put on them. “They were competent people and handled their assignments well,” the insider added.
“The incumbent GMC Principal has declared that few HoDs and faculty members are bypassing him and demeaning his chair, this itself speaks about his administrative incompetence and failure to run the prestigious institute while taking everyone along. He talks about his office being demeaned both by his juniors and administrative department. Someone needs to ask him why doesn’t he follow the same principle? When he writes against his seniors and makes the letter viral in media. Is he not demeaning the position of his seniors by doing so?” said a senior professor.
He said, “For hiding his own failures he is blaming senior doctors, HoDs, faculty members and his other subordinates. Isn’t it strange? ”
The senior professor said, “Everyone is aware of the fact that the government is providing all the possible support to GMC Jammu. The government provided more than 200 ventilators to the hospital soon after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out but to identify space, manpower, and adequate oxygen supply was the job of the GMC administration. It’s strange that the head of the institution is claiming that his orders are not being followed that’s why he is unable to manage the show. Everyone wants to ask one question can an apex institution like GMC afford such discrepancies during these tough times? The GMC Principal should remember that he is not running any private company and he cannot misuse his powers.”
Another insider said, “The GMC Principal needs to take decisions based on the capabilities of the employees working under him rather that his likes and dislikes.” He said, “Since the day pandemic has broken out many issues like discrepancies in COVID testing, poor sanitation, unhygienic food given to patients, non-availability of Ideal isolation facility, mixing of COVID and non-COVID patients in CCU. Non -availability of the adequate dedicated medical staff, consultants in direct management and junior doctors to manage the show, non-availability of beds for COVID patients supported with high oxygen supply, 156 ventilators awaiting proper identification of space with oxygen supply delivering 99% saturation, which current oxygen plant is not able to provide which has led to 156 ventilators remaining non-functional at GMC Jammu for last four months, non-availibility of PPE kits and N95 mask and sanitizers for the staff and other issues depict the mess within the institution.”
The insider said, “It’s unfortunate that no proper sanitization of the critical areas is being carried out. Patients are asked to get their tests done from outside laboratories and buy medicines from the open market. There is no continuous supply of life saving antiviral drugs like Remdesivir, no portable X-ray and USG facility in CCU and suspect, no CCTV surveillance and internet facility are available at isolation wards.”
He said, “The GMC Jammu has remained in the limelight for delay and non-proper disposal of the dead bodies. No coordination between HoDs and Principal Office and many decisions are taken by chair without consulting the concerned HODs and Medical Superintendents.”
“Injections like Tazobactam, Pipercilline, Meropenam and even Dexona are to be purchased by patients from open market. When oxygen saturation drops in isolation wards patients and attendants are forced to purchase oxygen concentrators from the market.”
The insider said, “For all this mismanagement Administrative Department cannot be held responsible but the current administration of GMC Jammu needs to answer these uncomfortable questions.”
He said, “Instead of playing the victim card the incumbent GMC Principal should have tendered his resignation on the moral grounds rather than offering to opt for Voluntary Retirement from Services. His letter to the Lieutenant Governor and Financial Secretary Health was nothing more than a publicity stunt.”
The insider claimed that there “GMC leadership needs to be changed to handle the present mess.”
Despite several attempts to contact Principal GMC , he didnot respond to calls..
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU