Srinagar, March 15: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) welcomed the steps taken by the administrative department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) department directly under the supervision of Advisor K Vijay Kumar and Principal Secretary, Atal Dullo viz restoration of administrative seniority in health department which will enthuse the new energy and confidence among medical officers and Consultants.
President, DAK, Dr Suhail Naik in a statement issued to KNO said that “DAK has been time and again demanded the restoration of administrative seniority in health department as per rules and regulations drafted strictly in recruitment rules for appointing such officers”.
Dr Naik added that, “In peripheral hospitals it has been observed that it becomes difficult for senior doctors to work under administrative officers who are junior to them which leads to indiscipline and unworthy work culture”.
General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar further added that, “Restoration of administrative seniority is prior and 1st step in giving away with in-charge system as it is only possible that administrative officers can be confirmed after due process is followed laid under recruitment rules. Once confirmed Administrative officers are set in place the undue political interference in health department at local levels can be avoided to large extent.”
DAK urged Advisor K Vijay Kumar and worthy Principal secretary HME to further look into the matter so that this long pending demand of Doctors is met once for all