JK News Today

Srinagar, September 24:

Apni Party Vice President Usman Majid on
Thursday urged the union government to intervene in order to end
corruption and nepotism in the department of health services in Jammu
and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Apni Party vice president said that the
people, especially the employees of the health department, crave for a
glimpse of their head of the department who seldom visits his office
on the pretext of official meetings.

“The non- availability of the head of the department has caused
disruption in the functioning of the department and inconvenience to
the general public. In a recent order the government had asked the
bureaucrats not to attend the unnecessary meetings. However, these
orders seem to have no takers in Kashmir’s health department,” he

Usman added that some officers who are juniors in the hierarchy have
been assigned plum postings in the health department owing to their
proximity with the power corridors. “Some junior doctors in the health
services have become blue eyed for their bosses resulting in injustice
with the rights and merit of their senior officers in the department.”

Usman observed that some officers in the J&K administration especially
in the health department assume that they are unaccountable because of
their close proximity with the power corridors.

“The union home ministry and the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha must
intervene and save the prestige of the health services department
particularly in Kashmir division where it has become a den of
favoritism, nepotism and malpractices,” he pleaded.

Usman, however, acknowledged and appreciated the relentless services
of the doctors, para medical staff, HDF workers and ASHA workers in
the field for serving to protect the people from deadly COVID-19