Surprise visit: Doctors absent from duty to face disciplinary action

Published: August 8, 2014
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AMC’s management council members criticise the cumbersome process of obtaining test results. STOCK IMAGE

AMC’s management council members criticise the cumbersome process of obtaining test results. STOCK IMAGE

ABBOTABAD: 

The management council of Ayub Medical Complex has expressed its dissatisfaction over the attitude of certain senior doctors not attending their wards regularly and has asked the hospital’s management to forward their cases to the council.

Members of the management council, Riaz Khan Bogarmang and Colonel (retd) Mustafa Khan Jadoon, visited different wards on Wednesday and found doctors absent from the urology, surgery and paediatric departments. The council members criticised the attitude of doctors not performing their duties properly, hence posing problems for patients.

They said that since AMC was the only tertiary care health care institution in Hazara division, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the influx of patients mandates doctors’ punctuality and regularity.

During their visit to the laboratory, the council members also criticised the administration, saying the process of conducting tests and issuing reports to patients was a cumbersome one. This, they added, resulted in unnecessary delays in treatment and added to the troubles of patients.

The management council members asked the hospital’s administration to address the problems by opening labs according to the departments rather than centralising them under one roof.

Bogarmang and Jadoon also directed the administration to submit cases of absentee doctors so that disciplinary action may be taken against them.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2014.

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