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Health Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar issued show cause notice to CMS of Sub District Hospital Mussoorie, found absent during inspection

Health Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar had made a surprise inspection of the sub-district hospital in Mussoorie last Sunday. During the inspection, the health secretary strongly reprimanded the officials concerned after seeing the mess and filth in the sub-district hospital. Along with this, a response was sought from the CMS on the condition of the doctors and employees appointed in the hospital. On the other hand, Health Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar has issued a show cause notice to the CMS of Sub District Hospital Mussoorie on Tuesday.

In fact, during the surprise inspection, it was found that all the doctors and employees are on leave without any permission. Along with this, CMS Dr. Yatendra Singh himself is also out of the headquarters due to his personal work without taking leave. In view of which the Health Secretary has not only written a letter to the Health Headquarters regarding the investigation of this matter but has also issued a show cause notice to CMS Dr. Yatendra Singh. Along with this, he has instructed the hospital management not to allow the doctors and employees posted in the hospital to go on leave without the permission of the CMO.

In the show cause notice issued to CMS by the Health Secretary, it has been mentioned that CMS Dr. Yogendra Singh was found missing during the surprise inspection conducted at Sub District Hospital Mussoorie on January 14. Therefore, on taking information, it was found that CMS had gone out of the headquarters for some personal work. But no application regarding leave was given to the CMO or the Health Department. Not only this, during the absence of CMS, most of the medical officers and ministerial staff were on undeclared continuous leave. Due to which show cause notice has been issued.

In fact, only 5 medical officers were present during the secretary’s inspection against the deployment of 28 medical officers in the sub-district hospital, Mussoorie. While one doctor is attached, one is on medical leave and 06 medical officers have gone on PG study together, the rest of the medical officers were not present. While according to the information received from the inspection of the ministerial staff registers, many employees have been on leave for the last several days without any application/approval. Due to which patients are not getting the benefit of health facilities.