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Covid-19: J&K Govt sanctions 1366 posts for 500-bed DRDO hospitals

Sajidah Yousuf

Srinagar, May 19 (KNO): The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday sanctioned 1366 posts for 500 COVID-19 bed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) hospitals to be made functional here.

In this regard, an order has been issued by the Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department (H&ME), Atal Dullo, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

The order reads that 683 posts have been kept for DRDO hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar respectively, expenditure on account of salary and maintenance of these hospitals which shall be borne out of the UT budget.

“The Administrative Control of these Hospitals shall lie respectively with the Principals of Government Medical Colleges, Jammu and Srinagar”, reads the order.

The government also said that the selection of the contractual posts for the COVID-19 hospitals shall be conducted by the five member committee set up each in Jammu and Srinagar.

In Jammu the committee includes Principal, Government Medical College Jammu as chairperson. Administrator Associated Hospital, Jammu will be the secretary and member of the committee. Director Health Services Department Jammu, Mission Director, National Health Mission and Representative of Health and Medical Education Department will be the members of the Committee.

Similarly in Srinagar, Principal, Government Medical College Srinagar has been Hospital, Srinagar will be the secretary and member of the committee set up for the COVID-19 hospital. Director Health Services Department Srinagar, Representative of MD, NHM and Representative of Health and Medical Education Department will be the members of the Committee.

“The contractual appointees shall have to furnish an affidavit to the extent that they will not claim regular appointment at any future date on the strength of this contractual appointment”, it reads.

It also reads that the posts were created for a period of three years and initially, posts shall be filled for a period of one year and will be extended to another year, one year at the time if the requirement persists—(KNO)

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