Bareily : Taking strong cognizance of government medical practitioners indulging in private practice, the UP government has announced that it shall, besides taking action against the doctor, also cancel the license of nursing homes/hospitals that employ such doctors.
TOI reports that the Inspector general of medical and health services has recently directed chief medical officers to set up a committee and identify the government doctors who are also practicing in private nursing homes in the state. In a letter to CMOs of all districts, the IG has stated that government doctors are indulging in private practice despite there being a ban on the same.
“Private practice of medical officers is an offence and it also affects the image of health department. Besides, patients face inconvenience due to this,” the IG stated
To tackle the issue, it has been directed that a committee shall be set up in each district headed by the CMO who shall identify government medical practitioners who are indulging in private practice. Once identified strict action shall be taken against the accused under prescribed rules. It has also been directed that the committee should cancel the licence of nursing homes which have employed medical officers
CMO, Bareilly, Dr Vijay Yadav told TOI, “Following the letter from the state government, I have written to all private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics to issue an affidavit that no government doctor is practicing for them. I have informed them that if it comes out in our inquiry that they had employed a medical officer, their licence will be cancelled.”