The doctors and other staff at Calcutta Medical College will have to mark their biometric attendance within 9:30 am. If they fail to reach on time, they will have to take half day CL. If they mark their attendance after 10:00 am, it would be marked absent.
Kolkata: To ensure punctuality of the employees at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Kolkata, the authorities have decided to issue a show cause notice to latecomers to the hospital.
According to media reports, the authorities received repeated complaints about the late arrival of the hospital staffs which disturbed the regular functioning of the services.
Rogi Kalyan Samiti chairman at the CMCH Nirmal Maji visited the hospital and went through the attendance book along with the biometric registration system and found that many staffs from the hospital indeed do not report on time.
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To ensure that all the staff members, including doctors and nursing staffs to come on time, the chairman instructed the officials at the hospital officials to mark their biometric attendance maximum by 9:30 am. If they fail to reach on time, they will have to take half day CL. If they mark their attendance after 10:00 am, it would be marked absent. A senior official of the hospital was not in his office when the Rogi Kalyan Samiti chairman reached the hospital.
Nirmal Maji told the millennium post, "We came to know that some people are coming late to the hospital. We found some people register biometric attendance after the scheduled time. All the staff members must enter by 9.30 am failing which action will be taken against them."
To curb absenteeism, the state health department had earlier introduced a biometric attendance system in different medical colleges and hospitals at various district and sub-district level. The health department had received many complaints from the district and sub-divisional hospitals that doctors do not report at the hospitals on a regular basis and some do not even enter the premises on time.
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Source: with inputs
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