Health department shelves transfer policy of doctors: DAK

Srinagar, May 03: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that health department has shelved transfer policy of doctors that was adopted in the interest of patient care.

President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said transfer policy that was aimed at smooth functioning of health institutions particularly located in far-flung areas, is confined to papers only.

As per the transfer policy, the minimum tenure of a doctor on a post shall be two years and a maximum of three years.

Every doctor has to compulsorily serve for a minimum period of two years in category “A” (very difficult) and for five years in category “B/C” (difficult) health institutions in his/her first ten years of service.

Health department is defying transfer policy only to give places of choice to influential doctors.

They are not touched and are not even considered for transfer.

Even if they are transferred, the orders get revoked within no time.

These doctors indulge in hegemony of hospital administration due to their longer stays.

They cut short their duty hours and go to their nearby private clinics as they consider these hospitals as fiefdoms.

Many of these doctors ask the patients to visit their private clinics even though they come to hospital for free treatment.

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