City Reports

Show cause notice issued to 443 nursing and paramedical staff members in hospitals

A concerning number of doctors—221 in total—were also found to be absent from their assigned hospitals.

pinkcitypost author img

January 6, 2024, 6:28 pm

SMS Hospital

SMS Hospital: File Photo

JAIPUR: Following the recent surprise inspection led by Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma at SMS Hospital, shortcomings were identified.

In response, the Medical Health Department took action and conducted surprise inspections in hospitals across all districts of the state.

During this examination, it was discovered that 443 nursing and paramedical staff members were absent from their duties.

As a result, show cause notices have been issued to these individuals, with their replies being requested promptly. A concerning number of doctors—221 in total—were also found to be absent from their assigned hospitals.

Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Director of the Medical Health Department, confirmed that this unannounced inspection occurred on December 28 across 477 hospitals throughout the state.

These facilities included 294 Primary Health Centers (PHC), 159 Community Health Centers (CHC), 3 Satellite Hospitals, as well as 11 Sub District Hospitals and 10 District Hospitals.

During the morning inspection at these hospitals until 10 am, it was observed that a significant number of medical personnel were missing: specifically, there were no signs of attendance for 221 doctors and an additional tally of 443 nursing and paramedical staff members.

Show cause notices have been extended to address the absence issues amongst other employees; including ministerial workers numbering at least thirty-seven individuals along with four hundred twenty-six contractual staff members who failed to report for duty.

First published: December 29, 2023