Srinagar, Jan 21 : People may or may not believe it but government has made them to believe that doctors too have been put at liberty to proceed on one month winter vacation by choice and now some doctors choose the month of January and some choose the month of February depending on their mood and convenience.
Top sources while disclosing this to local news agency revealed that health and medical education department by virtue of an order enforced several years back has given doctors the liberty to proceed one month winter vacation by choice and they choose to proceed on winter vacation on their own choice, some proceed in January and some in February depending on their mood and convenience without carrying for routine working and patient care facilities in hospitals.
As reported already the rampant absence of doctors in hospitals led to the delivery of a woman on a road in Srinagar and the woman had to travel all the way from remote Karalpora area of Kupwara district to Lal Ded Hospital Srinagar too shaken by the rampant absenteeism of doctors and paramedical staff.
A top official of the health and medical education department on conditions of anonymity while confirming that rules for allowing doctors to proceed on one month winter vacation by choice said, “The doctors proceeding on choice are taking care of the alternate arrangements but difficulties come in the routine working of hospitals due to winter vacation leave facility to doctors. It is for the government to withdraw or deny the revocation of one month winter vacation to doctors.” (KNS)