Srinagar, 13 Mar, KDC: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed its serious concerns over step-motherly treatment with doctors from health department who are working on deputation in newly formed Govt Medical Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir. A delegation of such doctor’s called upon Central members of the Association and apprised the members that most of the senior specialists, specialists and super-specialist doctors are forced to work as either as junior residents or as multiple purpose medical officers rather than assigning them expert and stream specific job for which they have been deputed to such associated Hospitals
In a statement to news agency KDC, DAK President Dr Suhail Naik, said it will be better for large patient interest and smooth functioning of hospital if the services of these consultants, specialist and super-specialist doctors from health dept are utilised in analogy with faculty members of GMCs .There will be harmful effects of this notion to create hurdles and obstruction in working of such doctors of health department.
Genral Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar said it’s unfortunate that the doctors from health department are pushed to wall in New GMCs. It should not be made as a matter of Ego between faculty members and specialist doctors of health with same or more qualification.
Degrees and experience of these specialist/ super specialist doctors should be respected and giving them optimal space for work so that there is a positive impact in-terms of services provided to public at large . Furthermore it will also help in reducing the referrals to Tertiary Care Hospitals of srinagar. It has also been brought in notice of DAK that while faculty members are allowed to proceed on vacations but many a times consultants from Health Department are not being allowed to proceed on earned leaves which is their legal right
Conducive and cordial work environment is need of the hour for optimal working and growth of departments in these newly formed GMCs.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) requests Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Dept, Attal Dullo to intervene in this sensitive matter so that long sufferings of Doctors as well as patients is put to an end in the larger interest of Health Care Delivery system.