Dehradun: With the Director General, Dr. Kusum Nariyal having gone on leave and no one else willing to officiate in her absence, over 350 regular employees working at Government Doon Medical College and Hospital await their July salaries. The budget for the salaries of the employees of the medical college is released by the DG Health and Medical.
Dr.SC Pant (Director) and Dr. Abha Mamgain, the two senior doctor’s refusal to take over charge in the DG’s absence, has resulted in a staff force of approximately- 350 including 90 staff nurses, 4 sweepers, 45 doctors in the hospital and 139 employees in the women’s hospital, going without their July salaries.
According to, Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS), KK Tamta of DMC, “No budget has been released for salaries. They are yet to get July salary. They have threatened to gherao me, if the salary is not released.”
Dr Bhupinder Aulakh, Secretary, Health and Medical, has released an order asking Dr SC Pant to officiate as DG, Health and Medical Services in the absence of Ms. Kusum Nariyal. Dr. Pant has finally accepted the responsibility, due to the pressure exerted by Provincial Medical and Health Service Association office-bearers.
The government however, is planning to give the charge of DG to a senior IAS officer, due to reservations expressed by the senior medical fraternity.