Govt ‘ignores’ qualified administrators for JK hospitals

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Nov 13: The recent selection of administrators for hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir has drawn flak in the wake of “flawed recruitment rules” of the Health and Medical Education Department.
 According to sources, qualified professionals with valid degrees in hospital administration have been ignored in the appointment of Medical Superintendents and Deputy Medical Superintendents in various hospitals in the state.
 Ironically, the guidelines laid for the selection have made even those with post-graduate degrees in Surgery, Gynecology, Medicine or other clinical subjects eligible for the posts which are purely administrative in nature.
 Although hospital administration is included among the qualifying subjects, the preference is not given to it.
 “The faulty guidelines have deprived health institutions of qualified and experienced administrators,” said a senior doctor, wishing anonymity. 
 Candidates, who have obtained MD in hospital administration, said the government should not have kept the posts open for all. “If a degree in hospital administration is not given due consideration in the selection for posts of deputy medical superintendents, what is the use of such a degree?” they asked.
 The state government has framed the recruitment rules of the Health and the Medical Education Department in 1979 and the faculty of hospital administration was started by Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of the Medical Sciences Soura in 1994. “Obviously the qualification framed in the late ‘80s won’t be the same as on date in view of the changes that the medical profession has witnessed over the years due to its diversification,” said another medico.
 The MD course in hospital administration conducted by the Institute is recognized by the Medical Council of India. At present, the subject is taught in only four institutes in India.
 A large number of professionals have obtained the degrees at various levels since the introduction of the faculty in Jammu and Kashmir.
 The aggrieved doctors said the government was not following a proper selection criterion for administrative positions in hospitals.
 They alleged that some “influential candidates” used diploma in hospital administration to get selected. “The government has not modified the recruitment rules so far, which is unfortunate. Candidates with MD from SKIMS and other institutes should have been given preference. But sadly it didn’t happen. There is need to have a fresh look at the recruitment rules to ensure fair selections,” the medicos said.
 Despite repeated attempts, the Commissioner/Secretary, Medical Education, MK Diwidi, could not be contacted for comments.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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