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Govt likely to get tough on docs' private practice
Reiterates resolve on war against corruption
1/12/2018 10:18:30 PM
Nitesh Sangral
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Jan 12: Coming down heavily on private practice by doctors and their nexus with pharmaceutical companies, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that government has set an example in SKIMS by attaching a director but expressed reluctance over the interference of judiciary.
"We set an example in SKIMS. You (doctors) are taking hefty amount as a salary and you don't see the patients in the hospital and do practices despite claiming the NPA. Doctors coerce patients to buy medicines of particular brands from particular shops and prescribe drugs without even touching the patient" CM said while replying to Governor's address in the Legislative Council.
She went on to add that government was serious to eradicate the corruption from the system. "We had terminated 50 to 60 corrupt government employees but it is unfortunate that the Court has issued order to retain them. We had attached Director Health Services Jammu and not suspend him, because everything was going on under his nose but he went to Court.
"It is Government's second problem, that when we don't take action then Honorable Court asks us why you don't take action and when we take the action, people go to court and get stay", she said.
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