Srinagar, Jan 24: The government has constituted an inquiry committee to investigate allegations on violation of Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs).
“Sanction is, hereby, accorded to the constitution of an Inquiry Committee comprising the following officers to enquire into the allegations leveled against doctors of Health and Medical Education Department for violating Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) of the National Health Authority,” reads an order.
As per order, Dr Yashpal Sharma, Director Coordination, new GMCs, J&K will be chairman of the committee, Dr Mir Yasir, Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, SKIMS will be members while Sanam Mansoor (JKAS), State Nodal Officer, SHA, J&K will be Member Secretary while any other officer/expert can be co-opted by the Chairman as member.
The term and references of the Enquiry Committee as per order shall be as and when any complaint regarding violation of Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) along with the report of J&K State Health Agency is received in the Department, the same shall be placed before the aforesaid Enquiry Committee through its Member Secretary for holding in-depth enquiry. On the receipt of complaint, the enquiry committee shall submit its enquiry report within (15) days positively to the Administrative Department.
“The Committee shall take note the Government Order No. 612-JK(HME) of 2022 dated 12.08.2022, where under instructions have been issued to the doctors to refrain from private practice during official hours/duty hours in health institutions and other mal-practices,” it said.
“At present, the Committee shall conduct enquiry in respect of doctors who, vide Government Order No.758-JK (HME) of 2022 dated 27.10.2022, have been banned from doing any private practice across the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and the enquiry report in this behalf shall be submitted by the Enquiry Committee within a period of 15 days positively,” the order read. (KNO)
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