Posts of doctors lie vacant, allege locals


The locals and some Non Government Organizations alleged that scores of posts of doctors lie vacant in various hospitals of the district, due to which the health sector is in a mess.
They castigated the Department of Health and Family Welfare over the ailing health sector and alleged that poor implementation of transfer orders and modifications are taking its tool over the system and various health intuitions, including the District Hospital, Sub-District Hospitals and Primary Health Centers, of the district are facing a staff crisis.
They said, “All the health intuitions in the district are facing shortage of doctors, especially specialists, due to which the state of affairs is going from bad to worse. There is a need for government intervention to scrutinize the vacancies.”
The locals added, “There are three posts of Medical Officers, one post of a special surgeon, one post of an anesthetist, one Gynecologist post, one Orthopedic surgeon post, one Consultant post, one Dermatologist post and one Child Specialist post that are lying vacant in the District Hospital.” Similarly, more than a dozen posts are lying vacant in Sub District Hospitals of Banihal and Gool.
They demanded the concerned authorities to look in the matter and do the needful to end the suffering of the people.

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