The Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Health Sham Lal Sharma today ordered termination of services of all doctors and para-medical staff engaged under National Rural Health Mission at two Primary Health Centres in Akhnoor block of Jammu district.
Sharma, who paid surprise visit to PHCs of Dhanger-Kaleeth at Kharah in Akhnoor block, found all the officials posted at these centres missing and nobody had turned up even upto 9.00 a.m., an official release said here.
Taking strong notice of the non-serious attitude of doctors and para-medical staff deployed at these centres, the minister issued instructions to the concerned authorities to initiate action against the absentees.
The minister also inspected Government Higher Secondary School, Kharah and found that the principal and other staff members had not reported for duty till 9.00 a.m.
Later speaking at a function organised by Rotary Club Akhnoor in connection with donation of some medical equipment to sub-district hospital there, the minister expressed his anguish and said that punctuality in health institutions will be ensured at all costs and no laxity in this behalf will be tolerated.
Seeking people's cooperation in maintaining punctuality at health institutions, he said that locals should monitor the attendance and give him regular feedback on the performance of health institutions.