‘Fill all vacant posts in health institutions’

Panel Reviews Functioning Of H&ME Department

Jammu, Jan 16: The Committee of Legislative Assembly constituted to examine the cause of alarming increase in the deaths of patients at SKIMS Srinagar and SMGS hospital (Paediatrics) Jammu, Wednesday directed the Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department to fill all the vacant posts of medical and para-medicals in the health institutions of the state, including Primary Health Centres.
An official spokesman said the committee which met here with Balwant Mankotia in chair discussed and reviewed the overall functioning of the H&ME department and also deliberated on the causes of infant deaths in SMGS hospital (Paediatrics) Jammu and district hospital Baramulla.
The Committee members Ch. Zulfkar Ali, Ashok Kumar, Dr. Shafi Ahmed Wani, Charan Jeet Singh, Durga Dass and Er. Abdul Rashid gave their suggestions for the improvement of the health delivery system, the spokesman said.
He said the Panel called for comprehensive policy for deputation quota and asked the concerned to amend necessary rules in this regard. “It also asked the H &ME department to look into the issue of private practice by the doctors working in government hospitals,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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