Medical Officer in Jammu Suspended for Refusing to Monitor Suspected Coronavirus Cases

The order stated disciplinary motion shall be initiated in opposition to the suspended physician who was once deputed within the surveillance crew.

PTI

Updated:March 14, 2020, 4:39 PM IST

Medical Officer in Jammu Suspended for Refusing to Monitor Suspected Coronavirus Cases
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Jammu: A clinical officer right here was once positioned beneath suspension for allegedly refusing surveillance responsibility to watch suspected coronavirus circumstances positioned beneath house quarantine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officers stated on Saturday.

Saleem Bhatti was once suspended with quick impact by way of Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Rahul Yadav, with path to the clinical superintendent of the district health center to start up disciplinary motion in opposition to him, the officers stated.

Quoting the order issued by way of the deputy commissioner on Friday, the officers stated Tehsildar Haveli reported that Bhatti, deputed in surveillance crew, refused to accomplish his responsibility.

The order stated clinical execs are vital to govt efforts in those tough instances when the federal government is hanging all-out efforts to include the unfold of COVID-19.

“Across the globe, clinical execs have long gone past the decision of responsibility to include the unfold of COVID-19 and Jammu and Kashmir isn’t any exception. However, such lackadaisical perspective on a part of one unmarried physician could make efforts of all different well being execs futile,” the order stated.

It stated the clinical superintendent, district health center Poonch, would start up disciplinary motion in opposition to the suspended physician and publish the motion taken report back to the workplace of the deputy commissioner on the earliest.

“During the suspension length, he’s going to stay hooked up with district health center Poonch on the disposal of clinical superintendent for additional responsibility,” the order stated.

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