UP to have new policy for CMO appointment: state govt to HC

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 21:37

Allahabad: A new policy for posting of
Chief Medical Officers across Uttar Pradesh and Chief Medical
Superintendents at government hospitals will be formulated
"very soon", the state government told the Allahabad High
Court on Friday.

The submission was made by the state`s Principal
Secretary (Medical and Health), Nita Chaudhari, before a
division bench comprising Justice Amitava Lala and Justice
Shishir Kumar.

She also said a draft of the new policy could be placed
before the court by April 29, following which the court
deferred hearing on the matter till that date.

The court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Lallan
Prasad who had alleged that there was no proper policy for
postings of CMOs and CMSes as a result of which doctors often
ended up working under their juniors.

On April 18 last, the court had expressed displeasure
over an application for seeking more time to file an affidavit
in this regard being moved by a junior officer instead of the
Principal Secretary who was asked to appear in person on April
22.

The court had, among other things, sought to know why the
departments of Health and Family Welfare had been separated
and what were the functions of the respective Chief Medical
Officers appointed by the two departments in districts across
the state.

The posts of CMO (Family Welfare) were, however,
abolished on April 7 shortly after the state was rocked by the
murder of an official holding the post at Lucknow, barely six
months after his predecessor had been killed in a similar
fashion.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 21:37

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