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


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

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