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No admin duties for Delhi govt hospital doctors

As implied in a recent statement by the Delhi government the doctors on duty in state govt hospitals will no longer be required to do extra managerial duties, or in other words manage administrative nature of work.

The set objective of relieving the doctors off their administrative duties can only be achieved by hiring dedicated workforce for the job. And the state govt is planning to do exactly that.

The state government is reported to have initiated a process to recruit a MBA-degree holder workforce to offload the doctors at Delhi government hospitals. These 29 managers and 39 assistant managers to be recruited will manage the administrative and managerial matters.

As further reported by PTI, it will be the managers’ responsibility to ensure quality treatment for patients while also attending to administrative work, a senior government official said. These managers will report to medical superintendents, the official added. At present, in addition to treating patients, doctors are also required to attend to administrative and managerial responsibilities, because of which deputy superintendents and assistant superintendents are appointed under medical superintendents, said a senior government

Besides, doctors are expected to buy and keep adequate stocks of medicine and also look after the security and sanitary aspects and kitchen duties at the hospitals. The nursing staff, too, is pressed into service to look after these responsibilities, as a result of which the process of treating patients gets affected. The idea behind appointing managers is to relieve doctors of administrative duties,” said the official.

There are 34 hospitals under Delhi government of which three are autonomous and one is within the Tihar Jail premises. Besides, there is one eye hospital on Lawrence Road. Except for these five hospitals, the rest of the 29 hospitals will get these managers and assistant managers, the official added.

Source: PTI
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