With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari
Gilgit, March 16: Taking notice of media reports about poor facilities and services, the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan has suspended Dr. Fida Hussain, the Medical Superintendent of Government City Hospital, Gilgit, for negligence in duties and inefficient management.
According to sources, the chief secretary Sultan Sikandar Raja took the decision today at an emergency meeting after photographs depicting the shabby condition of health equipment and facilities appeared in the media. He reportedly expressed anger over undue delays in purchase of medical equipment for the said hospital despite of release of funds for the same last year.
It is pertinent to note that the CS had visited the hospital last November and ordered release of around 40mn rupees for purchase of equipment hospitals. However, the equipment have not been purchased yet. The Chief Secretary has instructed the authorities to purchase the equipment within 25 days.
Dr. Mushtaq has been asked to charge as the interim MS, till the appointment of a new medical superintendent.