RATODERO: Four lady doctors of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Larkana are absent from their duties since long time but they continue to draw their salaries. According to letters sent to Health Secretary by Medical Superintendent (MS) of CMCH, Dr Saweeta Kumari daughter of Shawak Ram Bhambhari, Woman Medical Officer (WMO) BS-17, has remained absent since 14 October 2012 at the hospital and has now been transferred to Civil Hospital Dadu.
Dr Reena Kumari daughter of Hola Ram Kundnani, WMO, is also continuously on earned and ex-Pakistan leave since 6 April 2009 though her extra ordinary leave period expired on 05 April 2011 but she has not so far resumed her duties, which shows that she is out of Pakistan.
Dr Rozina Begum daughter of Ghulam Ali Shaikh, WMO, applied for 12 months earned leave on 18 November 2009, which was regretted by the health department vide its letter dated 22 December 2009 but she already proceeded on self-granted leave and is absent since then from government duty.
Dr Saima daughter of Inayatullah Shaikh, WMO, is proceeded on 30 days earned leave from 01 March 2011 to 30 March 2011, but has not so far reported back for government duty. Hence, she is also absent. Copies of these letters have also been sent to District Accounts Officer, Larkana, with the request to stop their salaries immediately but in vain as their salaries continue to be disbursed because these WMOs are very influential.
It may be pointed out here that doctors keep on proceeding earned leave for various reasons or for doing postgraduate studies but do not return back even after expiry of their requite leave or training period but they keep on extending their leaves due to their influence in the health department. They draw their monthly salaries which is unjustified act.
The health department must prepare a list of such doctors and initiate disciplinary proceedings against all of them as acute shortage of doctors is being faced in every hospital of Sindh.