Mismanagement of funds at District Hospital Bandipora: 5 officials transferred

Mismanagement of funds at District Hospital Bandipora: 5 officials transferred

The action was taken after Greater Kashmir carried a news report titled “Probe panel finds embezzlement of funds in district hospital Bandipora” on November 14.

The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Wednesday transferred five health officials working in the office of the Chief Medical Officer Bandipora and district hospital Bandipora for alleged misappropriation of funds for meant for blood bank in the district hospital.

The action was taken after Greater Kashmir carried a news report titled “Probe panel finds embezzlement of funds in district hospital Bandipora” on November 14.

Earlier, last week chief medical officer Bandipora was attached by the DHSK after the outcome of the investigation into the scam.

As per the order issued from director Health Service Kashmir (478/NG of 2017 dated 19 December 20107) five officials including Rafiq Nasir (head X-ray technician), Muhammad Sultan (head pharmacist), Muhammad Iqbal (head pharmacist), Khursheed Ahmed (sub pharmacist) and Fayaz Fazili (theatre technician) have been transferred for alleged misappropriation of funds meant for establishing blood storage unit at DH Bandipora.

All the officials were working in CMO’s office and DH Bandipora for last many decades.

Head pharmacist Zahoor Ahmed Peer and sub pharmacist Mushtaq Ahmed Peer working in SDH Sopore have been transferred to CMO Office Bandipora.

All the five officials of CMO office, including one from DH Bandipora, were transferred after two probe committees, one headed by ACR Bandipora and another headed by deputy director DHSK- found them involved in misappropriation of funds meant for establishing Blood Bank storage unit in DH Bandipora.

“There were complaints with regard to some misappropriation made while establishing the blood bank storage unit at DH Bandipora,” reads the order issued by DHSK.

The order further reads that the team constituted reported that the purchases have been made in violation of guidelines and by incorrect tendering. “The inquiry team among other contents accordingly recommends action against storekeeper, clerical staff, and other staff involved in the violation of purchase guidelines,” reads the order.

Order further says “as detailed above, the sanction is hereby accorded to the transfer of the officials with immediate effect.