Stern action against doctors involved in private practice: Omar

CM warned doctors that they will be punished if they continue to flay the government ban on private practice.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Sunday warned doctors in the state that stern
action would be taken against them if they do not abstain from
private practice.

"Some doctors have turned a blind eye to the government
ban on private practice. Either they should stop taking
non-practising allowance or stop practising in private
clinics," Omar said addressing doctors and medical students at
the 28th Foundation Day of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of
Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Hospital here.

He warned doctors that they will be punished if they
continue to flay the government ban on private practice.

"I know your names and I have the addresses of your
private clinics, where you practise," he said.

Omar said doctors were involved in private practice
with "blatant impunity" and asked them to follow the law or
face action.

PTI