|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, June 22: Setting aside the directions of Supreme Court of India, the J&K government is deploying junior doctors instead of specialists for the Amarnath Yatra, which is commencing from June 28.
Moreover, senior doctors have reportedly forced concerned authorities for not including their name in the list of the Yatra duty as they don't want any obstacle in their private practice. However, officials claim that there is no violation of the SC directions.
As per the apex court's direction, the J&K government had sought services of specialists doctors from GMC Jammu and GMC Srinagar for their deployment on temporary duty during the Amarnath Ji Yatra, but a Registrar from Orthopedic department and two Medical Officers (MOs) of General Medicine of GMC Jammu are being deployed for the same.
If sources are to be believed, the junior doctors have expressed their inability to perform the camp duty.
Whenever the Yatra is about to commence, the senior doctors come together to pressurize the concerned authority for removing their name in the duty list so that they can do their private practices without any interruption.
"Interestingly, despite having most experienced faculty in GMC Jammu and Srinagar, junior doctors are being forced to perform duty during the Yatra, while their senior enjoy vacations," said sources.