Uttarakhand: New appointments will end the services of non-attending doctors

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Instructions for action on doctors and employees absent from 15 days

The services of doctors who have been absent for a long time will be terminated and new appointments will be made in their place. Disciplinary action will be taken against doctors and employees who have been absent for more than 15 days.

Director-General of Health, Dr. Amita Upreti has issued instructions to all medical officers in this regard. She has asked to open a berth waiting home for the convenience of pregnant and their caretakers in hospitals. On Monday, the Director-General of Health held a meeting with the Chief Medical Officers, Chief Medical Superintendents, and officials and reviewed the health services.

She said that in order to streamline accounting and financial matters in health services, there will be a deployment of accounting personnel in hospitals and chief medical officer offices. Accounting staff under 45 years of age will be trained in the department. She instructed the officers to nominate accounting staff for early training.

Disciplinary action should be taken by issuing notice to doctors and staff who are absent without permission. For a long time, the services of non-attending doctors will be terminated and new doctors will be posted in their place. At the same time, the bond holding doctors posted in hospitals should be informed every month. She instructed the CMO to inspect hospitals regularly. All hospitals according to IPHS standards should prepare and submit the action plan to the directorate. Soon, doctors and nurses will be appointed in hospitals under IPHS standards.

Three government hospitals will run on PPP mode soon

Soon, under the World Bank-funded Uttarakhand Health System Development Project, CHC Birkhal of Bhikiyasain and Pauri district of the Community Health Center of Joint Hospital Ramnagar, Almora district will be operated on PPP mode. Selected Shubham Sarvam Medical Company through e-tender will operate these government hospitals and operate three mobile health vans.

On Monday, the project director and additional secretary of Uttarakhand Health System Development Project, Couple Kishore Pant, took a meeting to operate the Ramnagar cluster on PPP mode. He said that he has entered into a contract with the company to operate the joint hospitals Ramnagar, Bhikiyasain and Birkhal CHC.

The company will not charge additional fees from patients for providing specialist medical and high-level screening facilities to people in Kumaon, Garhwal and Terai regions. Dr. BD Joshi, Dr. Piyush Ranjan, Chandramohan Bisht, etc. were present in the meeting.

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