Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

Chief Secretary has suspended MS of Gilgit City Hospital over poor performance

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.

2 thoughts on “Chief Secretary has suspended MS of Gilgit City Hospital over poor performance

  1. It is just to comend Mr.Sultan Sikandar Raja-Chief Secretary to Government of GB for taking punitive action againt Dr. Fida Hussain, the Medical Superintendent of Government City Hospital, Gilgit, for negligence in duties and inefficient management. Being a concern citizen of GB i strongly encourage to take punitive action against all the Govt. official who are compromising on quality of service delivery to the people of GB. Meanwhile, i wound like to underscore here that effeciency and quality of service delivery is directly related with the competency of the job holder. therefore, it is strongly suggested to ensure trainsparency and meritocracy while inducting government employees to ensure value for money and high quality service delivery at government institutions level. Today, ex-CS GB Mr. sajjad saleem Hotiyana is well regarded in GB just because of his sincere efforts to ensure quality, accounatablity and transparency at GB level. Mr.Sultan Sikandar Raja-Chief Secretary to Government of GB is also suggested to carry forward the bright legacy of Mr. sajjad saleem Hotiyana to ensure good governance in GB. Civil Society of GB is always here to support all the those who will work for rule of law and transparency in service delivery to the people of GB. It is high time to strengthen institutions to ensure good governance and quality of service delivery. Therefore, i consider this a timely and right move in the right direction.

  2. too late decision, Dr. Fida was serving the hospital for last five years, and the corruption was at pick during his services. Several times Staff and doctors has complain to about the negligence of Dr. Fida Hussain, however due to the Health Minster favor for him no one has take any action against him. good decision by chief secretary but too late.

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