On the directions of Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari, Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pattan on Friday ordered suspension of nineteen employees of health department in block Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district for dereliction of their duties and remaining absent unauthorized.

An official said that to ensure punctuality in the Government offices, BMO Pattan, Dr Masrat Iqbal inspected PHC Wanigam, Andergam, Yadipira, Khambyaar and Palhalan.

During the inspection, all the nineteen employees including two Medical Officers were found absent from their duties.

The BMO immediately placed all the absent employees under suspension.

She said that the Minister has already directed her to act tough against the absent employees.