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SRINAGAR: The authorities on Monday sealed clinics in Bonigam Qazigund area of South Kashmir's Anantnag district after it surfaced that they were hiring a fake doctor. Official sources in the health department told Press Trust of Kashmir that a joint team by Block Medical Officer, Dr. Zahoor Tantray and SHO Qazigund, Tanveer Ahmad Wani sealed the Clinic of Mangat Ram at Bonigam Qazigund for displaying the sign board of a fake doctor.

BMO Qazigund, Dr. Zahoor Tantray while confirming the report told Press Trust of Kashmir, that the clinics of Mangat Ram were sealed after complaints and violations of guidelines. He said that it was surfaced that a fake doctor Mangat Ram of Jalander City who was received fraud medical certificate was practicing at a clinic in Bonigam Village of Qazigund town.

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  • ‘Disciplinary action being initiated against erring staff, monitoring authorities’

RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri has decided to initiate action against staff of nineteen health institutions and their controlling authorities after these (Health institutions) were found locked during a surprise inspection.  As per a spokesperson of district administration, special teams constituted by District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, under the supervision of ADC, conducted inspection of various Health Institutions. He said separate teams inspected 120 institutions-16 PHCs, 7 CHCs/SDHs, 53 SCs, 02 MACs/UHU/ISM, 04 Offices including CMOs office, Tuberculosis, Dy. CMOs and ANMT School besides District Hospital Rajouri.

The teams found 19 SCs locked and the Administration ordered the Chief Medical Officer to submit a report and initiate strict disciplinary action against the posted staff as well as the monitoring authorities.Meanwhile, the inspection teams found that out of 994 health staff in the local institutions, 758 were found present, 44 absent, 120 were on leave and 72 were on deputation.

The Administration has decided to seek explanation from CMO and BMOs whether they have followed the Leave Rules in sanctioning leave of such a large number of officials/employees. The Deputy Commissioner said the surprise checking was to ensure punctuality and discipline to ensure best Health care facilities to public.  He said that action shall also be initiated against the authorities who have sanctioned leave in an irrational and casual manner.

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  • Calls upon youth to donate blood for saving precious lives

JAMMU:  Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today called upon the youth to generously donate blood for saving precious lives. He stated this after inaugurating a blood donation camp held at Government Medical College, Jammu here today. Dr Singh applauded the enthusiasm of the donors and said that such initiatives helps in saving many lives. He further asked the younger generation to come forward and contribute towards social cause like blood donation.

The Speaker also appreciated the administration of GMC Jammu and Honorary Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu, Dinesh Gupta besides members of organizing group and IRCS for holding such camp. The camp was organized by Punjab Kesari Group (in the memory of the founder of the group Lala Jagat Narayan) in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu region.