Doctors face axe for being absent in rural clinic-TIMES OF INDIA
Jan 26, 2016, 03.08 AM IST
Doctors found to be absent from a rural hospital during duty hours in farmers' suicide prone Yavatmal district have been given marching orders. A junior doctor employed on contractual basis was outrightly sacked and the one posted on regular basis was served a show cause notice with a recommendation to terminate his services forwarded.
They two doctors were posted at the Wadona Bazar primary health centre (PHC) in Ralegaon tehsil of Yavatmal and were found absent from duty when the director of Vasantrao Naik Shetkari Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) Kishore Tiwari visited.
"Dr Mahesh Manohar, junior doctor with a bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, degree was employed on contractual basis, and has been relieved from the services with immediate effect. Dr Jivanchand Kurmete held the post of medical officer, which is a regular appointment. He was issued a show cause notice, to which he has submitted a reply. Now, recommendation to sack him has been sent to the higher ups," the district health officer KZ Rathod told
Tiwari also claimed to have received a message of a doctor being absent in Shibla, where a patient with critical illness had been brought. However, he could not visit there