Rajouri admin inspects health institutions

8 found locked, 9 employees absent; ‘disciplinary action being initiated’

The local district administration conducted an inspection of as many as 43 health institutions in 5 medical blocks of the district on Wednesday.

The inspected institutes included 8 in Manjakote, 4 in Darhal, 2 in Kandi, 11 in Kalakote, 8 in Sunderbani and 10 in Nowshera. One NTPHC and 7 sub-centres were found locked during inspections, which included NT PHC Pallulian and sub-centres Bathooni, Rathal, Bathera, Udhan, Plangarh, Narla Bambal and Soofa. 

Out of the total 320 employees posted in these health institutions, 242 were present and 9 were on unauthorized absence, whereas 49 and 20 employees were shown on leave and tour/deputations, respectively.

The teams of revenue field staff, led by concerned Tehsildars conducted the inspections on directions of Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad.

The administration has initiated action of calling explanation and withholding salaries of employees found on unauthorized absence. Explanation has also been called from concerned Block Medical Officers for poor administrative monitoring.

Meanwhile, an inquiry is being conducted to ascertain genuineness of leave claims of 49 employees and deputation orders of 20 officials are also being verified.