19 health institutions found locked in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

Nineteen health institutes were found locked and 44 officials found absent from their duties during a surprise checking in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district

Published: 11th September 2018 12:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2018 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only.

By PTI

JAMMU: Nineteen health institutes were found locked and 44 officials found absent from their duties during a surprise checking in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said Monday.

A spokesperson of the district administration said special teams constituted by District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad conducted an inspection of various health institutions.

He said separate teams inspected 120 institutions including offices of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) besides the Rajouri District Hospital, he said.

The teams found 19 health institutes locked and the administration ordered the chief medical officer to submit a report and initiate strict disciplinary action against the staff as well as the monitoring authorities, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the inspection teams found out of 994 health staff in the local institutions, 758 were found present and 44 absent, he said.

The administration has decided to seek an explanation from the CMO and BMOs whether they have followed the leave rules in sanctioning leave of such a large number of officials and employees.

The deputy commissioner said the surprise checking was to ensure punctuality and discipline to ensure best healthcare facilities to the public. He said action shall also be initiated against the authorities who have sanctioned leave in an irrational and casual manner.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp