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Nod to terminate docs for absence

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Ranchi
  • Published 8.03.07
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Ranchi, March 8: The state government today gave its nod for terminating the services of 10 doctors due to their prolonged absence from duty.

State health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi said these doctors posted in different districts of the state went on leave five years ago without informing the department and they did not resume office till date.

Since the Jharkhand Public Service Commission appointed these doctors, the government would forward the names of the doctors to the commission for its mandatory approval. “It was a tough decision. But there was no other way since absence from duty for such a long period calls for disciplinary action,” said the health minister.

The health department had initially showcaused these erring doctors seeking explanation for their absence from duty. “The showcause to these doctors were sent through mail. And in most of the cases, the mails were returned, as there was no one to receive them at the addresses that the doctors had given in their applications,” health officials said.

The health department has also decided to lodge cases against a computer operator and a medical officer for their alleged involvement in fraud.

Sahi assured to address the demand of the doctors of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) for promotion within a week.

“We would also take an appropriate decision on the contractual doctors after the panel submits its report to the department in the next one month,” Sahi stated.