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Andhra Pradesh: Govt doctors punished for private practice

Andhra Pradesh: Govt doctors punished for private practice

HYDERABAD/VIJAYAWADA: The State government, showing its strong opposition to government doctors operating their own private hospitals and nursing homes is reported to have taken stern action against 20 doctors working in Guntur Medical College and Guntur General Hospital. These doctors have been allegedly running private hospitals and clinics in various part of the state.

As a part of disciplinary action, the government has put a stop to three annual grade increments to these doctors. This comes after a probe conducted by the government finding these 20 doctors  running private hospitals and nursing homes without taking permission from the competent authority

“The government after examination of the matter and material available, has decided to impose the penalty of stoppage of three annual grade increments without cumulative effect against the charged officer since the explanation submitted by them was not convincing,” Poonam Malakondaiah, principal secretary (Medical & Health), stated in an order issued in this regard.

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  1. Stopping of annual increments is a very mild punishment , they should be suspended or terminated from their services.

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    ramana nutanapati August 23, 2016, 11:14 am

    SIr what about action on quacks and chemists. Quacks are giving steroid injections for everything . chemists are dispensing medicines without prescription of qualified allopathic doctor. quacks and chemists are robbing the bread and butter of MBBS doctor who doesn\’t have specialisation. Many MBBS doctors are sitting idle at home because of lack of job and inability to beat the quacks and chemists in day to day clinical practice.

  3. these sort of stringent actions are welcome.the performance the govt. medical system in all sectors in our state is much inferior when compared to other states only because of casualness of the most of the govt. doctors. if they show at least 50% commitment towards their job for the salaries which they are taking the system should have been much better!

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    Dr Parthasarathy July 6, 2016, 10:35 am

    Targeting doctors for everything & by everyone has become a fashion & a reality

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