By: Musaib Iqbal MK
As many people have been admitted in the hospitals due to the surge in the covid-19 infection as the second wave of the infection has spread to dangerous proportions here, authorities are trying to combat the infection.
For this purpose leaves of all the doctors and paramedical staff have been cancelled by the government as there can be more people with complications to be admitted to the hospitals while many people after testing positive have proffered to go for home isolation.
According to the GNS amid surge in covid-19 cases, Director Health Services Kashmir has cancelled leave granted or under consideration to doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other officials, except maternity or that taken in view of extreme medical exigencies.
“It is enjoined upon all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices falling within the jurisdiction of this Directorate that amid upsurge of the covid-19 pandemic, all the leaves either sanctioned or under consideration at Directorate level or at respective offices of CMOs and other DDOs in respect of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other official of this Department are here by cancelled forthwith except Maternity Leave and Leave taken in view of extreme medical exigencies,” reads a circular issued by the DHSK Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather.
“Besides, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices are directed to refrain from forwarding any kind of leave to this Directorate till further orders,” the circular added.
With inputs from GNS