LA panel for ban on private practice of Govt Hospital doctors

Jammu, November 19 (Scoop News) –The Legislative Assembly Committee, constituted to examine the cause of increase in the deaths in SKIMS, Srinagar and SMGS Hospital (Paediatrics), Jammu, today suggested imposition of ban on the private practice of government doctors, particularly those posted in the Government Medical College Hospitals.

The Committee, which met here today, under the Chairmanship of  Balwant Singh Mankotia, discussed in detail various issues with regard to further streamlining of the functioning of government hospitals.  The members stressed for making available adequate manpower in the hospitals and expediting the recruitment of doctors and paramedic staff to meet the shortage.

The Committee, with its Members Ch. Zulfikar Ali, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Wani,  Durga Dass and  Charanajit Singh, decided that Director Health Services, Jammu, Director Health Services, Kashmir, all Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents would be called in the next meeting to discuss the healthcare delivery system, including the referral   system.  

The meeting was attended by senior officers of Assembly Secretariat.

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