Nowonwards, the Government doctors holding administrative posts in Haryana will have to do clinical duties in Government hospitals across the State. This includes doctors from Haryana civil medical services, dental services and district Ayurvedic officers.
Announcing this, State Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said the decision was taken to increase availability of doctors which in turn ensure quality and accessible healthcare facility to the people of the State.
“Doctors doing OPD duty besides administrative work would not only help in meeting the shortage of doctors but would also provide service and relief to the patients visiting government hospitals as they would not have to wait for doctors for long,” he said.
The Minister said if a doctor doesn’t perform this duty due to any reason, he would be given additional work next week.
As per the decision, the Director General or Additional Director General, Health, would have to do clinical work for two hours any day in a week, whereas, all civil surgeons and other equivalent officers would have to do this work one day a week.
Similarly, Principal Medical Officer, Medical Superintendent, Deputy Civil Surgeon, Senior Medical Officer and other equivalent officers would also have to perform this duty for two days in a week.
However there is some leeway for these Government doctors as they would be allowed to choose hospital of their choice for performing clinical duty.
The Director General, Health, would maintain complete record of the clinical duty and a strict action would be taken against those who would be found shirking away from the assigned duty.
The State Government has decided that there won’t be any additional honorarium for this work. However, they would be eligible for TA/DA for performing duty at any other place. An inspection report in this regard would be prepared every week, the Minister stated.