Srinagar, Jan 2: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today sought a transparent procedure for the appointment of Director Health Services Kashmir.
“That would open doors for deserving and meritorious candidates,” said DAK President Dr Nisar-ul Hassan.
“The process of selection should include advertising of the post that would bring transparency and openness in the selection process. A team of experts in the field should assess the eligible candidates and choose the best,” he said. “But, that is not happening,” DAK President said.
He said instead, the whole selection process is kept hidden and secret, which is unfair, non-transparent and thus manipulative. This paves the way for picking up a favorite blocking opportunities of aspirants who are not even considered for the post. The person who is favored instead of focusing on his/her job remains at the beck and call of those who have favored him/her.
Dr Nisar said the practice of favoritism has ruined the Health Department which is in a sorry state of affairs. It has been plagued by lobbyism and indiscipline. There is no work culture and patient care is a forgotten entity.
He said the peripheral health care is in complete mess due to “mismanagement” and patients suffer the consequences. Patients end up going to tertiary care hospitals even for basic health needs.