25 years on, no post created in ISM Deptt
Jammu, Dec 7: The Indian System of Medicines Department (ISM) has been facing immense shortage of Medical Officers, Professors, Assistant Professors, Pharmacists and other category staff as no post has been created since the department came into existence in 1987.
Highly placed sources told Greater Kashmir that ISM Department had sent a proposal for creation of 1075 posts to the government which continue to await the formal nod from the government.
“The proposal has been cleared by the Administrative Department but is awaiting approval from Planning and Finance Department”, sources said.
They said that lot of patients have been turning to AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy), the traditional Indian System of Medicines from the past some years. “But we are helpless in providing them better services and revive their faith in the Indian System of Medicines. For the past 25 years no post has been created”, officials claimed.
They said that the department has been sending the proposal to the government for creation of posts form time to time.
“This time the government is seriously contemplating to create 1075 posts and the proposal in this regard has been cleared by the Administrative Department and is under the active consideration of the Planning and Finance Departments”, they said adding that this time they are hopeful that the things would fall in place.
They told that although the ISM Department had sent a proposal for creation of more posts but during the recently held meeting the government asked the department to reduce the number of posts and finally the Administrative Department cleared the proposal of 1075 posts.
Expecting that the posts will be created soon, sources however, said that the creation of posts is very difficult job and as such it will be carried in a phased manner.
They said that 45 dispensaries in state have been functioning on single handed basis by one man right from the time the department came into existence way back in 1987 and accordingly 45 posts of Pharmacists were to be created.
“For Unani Medical College and Ayurvedic Medical College 445 posts of doctors, Professors, Assistant Professors and Assistant Lecturers will be created. While creation of 8 posts of Medical Officers for up-gradation of Ayurvedic Hospitals has also been proposed”, they informed.
Apart from this the department is also contemplating to create 136 posts of Medical Officers, Pharmacists and Nursing Orderlies. For Homeopathy, 30 posts of Pharmacists apart from 8 posts for specialists are also proposed to be created.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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