DAK Kupwara demands removal of BMO Handwara

Aatif Qayoom

Srinagar, June 06, (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (Kupwara) on Saturday condemned the abusive behavior of Block Medical Officer (BMO) Handwara towards the staff and public.

"It is very deeply shocking and unfortunate that during these terrible times of Covid-19 crisis the BMO Handwara has used demeaning, abusive and unparliamentarily language with the staff of Block Handwara and public.

In this regard a written complaint of abusive behavior and work place harassment has been lodged by the employees of medical block Handwara in the office of Directorate of Health Service Kashmir (DHSK), Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kupwara and Deputy Commissioners (DC) Kupwara, SHO Handwara but no action has been initiated so far against the alleged officer”, statement issued to KNS said.

It said, “Dr Basharat, Spokesperson of DAK (Kupwara) has expressed serious concern over the shocking viral vituperative audio-clip of the said officer wherein during a tete-a-tete he can be heard hurling abuses and conspiring against the masses to frame them under fake FIR's and went beyond by saying that instead of giving medicine kill them with poison”.

“Such a statement by the officer of the rank of Block Medical officer (BMO) is highly deplorable, pathetic in nature and the authorities at the helm of affairs should immediately investigate the matter and take stringent action against the alleged Officer”, statement added.
Senior General Secretery DAK (Kupwara) Dr Gulzar while strongly condemning the amorphous behavior of the official, said that such incidents can severely demoralize the health care staff in the district.

Meanwhile DAK (Kupwara), President Dr Aejaz said that they will not tolerate such incidents of Work place harassment and can go to any extent for the safety and honor of the health care staff.

It is pertinent to mention here that the said officer has been transferred from the earlier places on the complaint basis of same nature from Bandipora and Keller vide Govt. Orders Est/3/1/33/1857-59 dated 4/11/2019, DCMO/Bpr/Est/2019-2, DFW/JK/Est 2120-23 wherein he has been alleged for his abusive behavior and work place harassments. (KNS 

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