Chandigarh admin orders switch of 12 docs, revokes three orders minutes later


Minutes after Chandigarh administration ordered the switch of 12 docs of UT’s well being division — most of them on deputation from Haryana and Punjab for many years — the switch of three of them had been cancelled on Wednesday.

The transfers had been ordered after Well being Secretary Yashpal Garg discovered a number of irregularities throughout a shock inspection of well being and wellness centres in Chandigarh on Could 21. On Wednesday night, the order for cancellation of switch was issued for Dr Monika Dhir who has been posted on deputation on the Excessive Courtroom Dispensary as senior medical officer for 16 years, since 2006.

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Previous to this, an order by the UT administration had acknowledged that Dhir was to be transferred and posted at GMSH Sector 16. However after the switch was cancelled within the night, the appointment of Dr Harleen Tiwana, medical officer, who was to be transferred to the Excessive Courtroom dispensary rather than Dhir from the well being and wellness centre of Kaimbwala, was additionally revoked. This prompted a ripple impact, as a result of which the switch of Dr Ankur Oberoi, who was transferred to the the well being and wellness centre of Kaimbwala from Civil hospital Sector 22, additionally stood cancelled.

Sources stated that there was no publish of senior medical officer on the HC dispensary.

Sources acknowledged {that a} letter dated April 24, 2018, by Registrar Normal, Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom to Advocate Normal Haryana, citing continuation of project of Dr Dhir with HC dispensary until she superannuates – 65 years — was given to the Chandigarh administration following which the UT cancelled her switch orders.

The letter acknowledged, “I’ve been directed to convey the suggestions of protocol committee, duly authorized by the Chief Justice on April 18, 2018, with regard to continuation of project of Monika Dhir, SMO, with the HC until she superannuates- 65 years.” The advice stated- “Dr Monika Dhir, SMO, engaged on deputation has been connected with the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom for a decade and is presently in-chargeof the dispensary there. A number of sitting and retired judges of the Excessive Courtroom and their relations have been and are below her remedy. Her dedication and dedication has at all times been extremely appreciated. She has been serving to in getting the most effective medical recommendation by coordinating with specialists of GMSH-16 and PGI. Since she has demonstrated her talents in rendering remedy to the sitting and retired judges of this court docket and their relations, her alternative is more likely to have an effect on all these below remedy. It might be fascinating that her project with the HC be continued until she superannuates- 65 years.”

Chandigarh Well being Secretary Yashpal Garg, when contacted, stated he wasn’t conscious of the sooner orders by registrar normal of the Excessive Courtroom and as soon as Dr Dhir’s switch was cancelled, the switch of two different docs needed to be revoked. “The switch order of 12 docs was issued with the intention to publish 5 senior medical officers (SMOs) at GMSH-16 or at Civil Hospitals as a result of senior docs are wanted there and there’s no publish of SMO at dispensaries. I l pointed this out in the course of the inspection of well being and wellness centres on Saturday,” Garg stated.


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