Govt issues notice to paediatrics head of Srinagar GMC

Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a show cause notice to a senior faculty member of a medical college here for allegedly insulting external examiners.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a show cause notice to a senior faculty member of a medical college here for allegedly insulting external examiners.

According to the notice issued to Dr Kaiser Ahmad, Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Government Medical College Srinagar, he had insulted external examiners Dr Karnail Singh from Amritsar and Dr V K Sharma from Shimla when they were here to conduct examinations few years ago.

An FIR has been lodged against five local faculty members including Dr Kaiser Ahmad, the notice added.

Ahmad, who has been appointed as the nodal officer for upcoming Government Medical College (GMC) in Anantnag district, is also accused of violating rules by staying on as an examiner when his niece was appearing in the examination.

According to the rules, a faculty member cannot be an examiner for any examination in which his or her relative is appearing.

The incidents came to light in the report of inquiry ordered by government to probe high number of infant deaths at G B Pant Paediatric Hospital here in 2012.

"I view of the findings of the inquiry officer, I am directed to ask you to explain your position in the matter within 15 days, failing which further action under rules will follow," a senior official in the Health and Medical Education Department said in the notice issued to Dr Ahmad.\