Implement transfer policy in letter and spirit: DAK (S)

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Suhail Nayak on Friday said that non-implementation of transfer policy in Health department is proving detrimental for rural health care delivery system and has sabotaged its optimal functioning.

The DAK (S) president, Dr Suhail Naik in a statement said that the transfer policy was framed for the smooth functioning of health institutions particularly located in far-flung and border areas.

“As per the transfer policy, every doctor has to necessarily serve for a minimum period of two years in category “A” (very difficult) and for five years in category “B/C” (difficult) health institutions in his/her first seven years of service. But it is pathetic that large number of doctors who are posted to Tanghdar, Uri, Noorabad, Pahalgam, Larnoo, Kapran, Kangan and other far flung areas, are serving in these difficult areas for last two decades without a single transfer and many of them are suffering from neuropsychiatric disturbances,” Dr Naik said.

Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary DAK (S) said that the junior doctors who have been parachuted as health administrators have slowly degraded and dented this noble profession. “Their inability to implement many centrally sponsored public friendly schemes on ground level has invariably increased the sufferings and miseries of common masses. Projecting massive work done of rural doctors and under carpeting their failures to get awards and promotions is travesty of justice,” Dr Dar added.

He said that DAK demands that it is high time for restoration of administrative seniority with appointment of Health administrators strictly as per recruitment rules.

“We request Advisor K Vijay Kumar and Principal/Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education department, Atal Dullo to kindly look into this issue so that justice is done with both the system and public at large,” he added.