Already under fire for purported mismanagement and poor functioning, district hospital Rajouri is allegedly withholding some vital information sought by authorities on urgent basis.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that a letter from the office of Chief Medical Officer Rajouri to Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Rajouri dated 7th April had sought on urgent basis some information from the hospital.
"Information pertaining to Maternal and Child Deaths along with relevant records of patients was sought by CMO office through a letter sent on 7th of April " sources said, adding that a two days' time was given to the hospital management to furnish the details.
However, even after almost a week since the letter was received, the information "is yet to be submitted to CMO Office," sources said.
"Now, CMO Office has issued another letter asking for same information and also seeking explanation from hospital management as to why the information was not sent earlier," sources said quoting the letter.
"You are requested to explain the reason for non submission of information and to fix the responsibility of concerned officials for this lackadaisical approach," sources quoting the communication said.
Meanwhile, sources said the management "is withholding the information as an attempt to hush up the poor functioning."
"There are a number of schemes run by government like Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojna which aim to provide best possible medical facility to mother and child but in Rajouri implementation of these schemes is too poor which can be verified by talking to the people and patients," sources said.
"Although I am not aware of this issue but if it's true, then it's of serious nature as a higher office is seeking some information from hospital management which they are not submitting," a health department officer said wishing not to me named.
He said the hospital management should have taken the directions of senior authorities seriously.