Jamshedpur, Feb. 9: Days of doctors playing truant at rural heal hubs are numbered.
East Singhbhum will become the first district in the state to enforce bio-metric attendance at community health centres (CHC) and public health centres (PHC).
This was stated by Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar to deputy commissioner Himani Pande and district civil surgeon Jagat Bhusan Prasad during the district-level monitoring and vigilance committee meeting today.
Kumar took the civil surgeon to task for failing to ensure attendance of doctors at rural health centres.
“I have directed the civil surgeon to ensure installation of biometric attendance system at all centres by April this year,” the MP said.
The MP said till the biometric attendance system is installed, health officials should conduct fortnightly meeting at all blocks with gram sabha members and take feedback on doctors’ attendance and performance.
The MP was also annoyed at the lack of electricity supply in state sponsored schools especially in rural areas.
“I have asked the district superintendent of education Abhay Shanker to ensure power connection at all schools by this fiscal. Most of the schools do not use their development funds,” said the MP.
Taking strong note at the slow pace of construction of rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Kumar threatened that henceforth FIRs would be lodged if rural roads were not completed on time.