No private practice: Medical College to hire private detectives to catch delinquent doctors
Bihar: Taking cognizance of the fact that some of the doctors of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) are allegedly claiming non-practising allowance despite continuing private practice, the institute authorities have now decided to hire private detectives to investigate such cases. A board of governors of the institute headed by Health Minister Mangal Pandey has approved a proposal recently.
The Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) is a special kind of allowance for medical professionals occupying the posts in medical services. It is a percentage based allowance. However, still, illegally, many doctors claim NPA but at the same time, they continue practising privately. So to curtail this menace, the IGIMS administration has decided to action strict action.
The proposal suggested that the detectives should be hired to see if the doctors of the institute are continuing their private practice illegally. The authorities have also given strict warning to the doctors that if any doctor is found guilty they will be immediately terminated.