Doctors in Budgam not transferred for decades

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 2: Keeping all the rules aside, the Medical Officers posted in the district Budgam have not been transferred for last several years with some of them at same place of posting for last two decades as majority of them are relatives of politicians, bureaucrats and influential people.
The details accessed by the Excelsior revealed that the doctors in all the Sub District Hospitals in Budgam such as SDH Beerwah, SDH Chadoora, SDH Nagam, SDH Khansahib and SDH Magam have not been transferred, raising questions over the implementation of the transfer policy.
As per the documents, at SDH Beerwah, the Medical Officer posted there, has not been transferred for last 10 years. Dr Sham ul Nisa was not transferred since 2009. There are four more doctors who have not been transferred for last more than 5 years from SDH Beerwah. They include Dr Arif Vakil, Dr Masrat Aijaz, Dr Asif Iqbal and Dr Sajad who are there since 2011, 2012, 2013 and 1014 respectively.
Similarly, at SDH Chadoora, a Medical Officer has not been transferred for last more than 18 years. The Medical Officer Dr Parvaiz Masoodi was posted at the hospital in 2001 and since then she is yet to see any other place of posting. Dr Yusuf is posted in the hospital since 2009, Dr Nida Nazir since 2011 and Dr Mubashir Mir and Dr Masooda since 2014.
At SDH Nagam, Dr Aijaz has been posted at the hospital in 2005 and since then, he is yet to see any transfer. Dr Abida, who is also a Medical Officer at the hospital, has not been transferred since 2009. Dr Abid Rasool and Dr Manzoor are posted in the hospital since 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Same is the situation at SDH Khan Sahib. There are also doctors who have not been transferred for last more than 10 years. Dr Muhammad Yousuf Bhat was posted at the hospital in the year 2005. He is yet to see the change of place after nearly 15 years. Dr Rasheed Yasin is posted since 2009, Dr Gulzar Ali, Dr Abid Amin since 2011, Dr Abdul Majid and Dr Riyaz Ahmad since 2012.
At SDH Magam, there are two doctors named Dr Saika Bashir and Dr Shahida who have been posted in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Both the doctor are over-staying at the hospital spending more than five years at one place.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma, was not available for the comment.