Health Dept Disengages Staff Hired To Combat Covid-19

Srinagar: The health department on Thursday ordered disengagement of medical, paramedics and nursing staff hired last year on contract basis to combat the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a circular issued here on Thursday, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has ordered all the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Medical Superintendents (MSs) and other territorial offices to disengage the medical, paramedical and nursing staff hired on contractual basis in view of the extraordinary situation that had arisen due to the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic under different orders purely in pursuance to Govt. Order No.347-(K) HME of 2020 Dated: 28.03.2020 shall deem to have been disengaged from their contractual appointments and from their respective place of postings forthwith as the tenure of one year stands expired on 31.03.2021 till further orders are received from the higher authorities.

“All the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices shall ensure that no contractual employee is working at their respective districts from 01.04.2021 and in the event of non-compliance of instructions, the concerned CMO/Medical Superintendent and other Territorial Offices will be responsible for litigation(s), if any, held thereafter,” the circular added—(Agencies)

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