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Cancel leaves of staff amid surge in COVID, Admin asks medical officials

Srinagar: The Director of Health Services Kashmir on Monday asked the chief medical officers and medical superintendents falling under the jurisdiction of the directorate of Health Kashmir to cancel the leaves of medical staff including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and another official in view of the COVID upsurge.

In an order, Director Health Kashmir said that it is enjoined upon all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices falling within the jurisdiction of this Directorate that amid an upsurge of the COVID pandemic, all the leaves either sanctioned or under consideration at  Directorate level or at respective offices of CMO’s and other DDO’s in respect of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and another official of this Department are hereby cancelled forthwith except Maternity Leave and Leave taken in view of extreme medical exigencies.

The order stated that besides, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices are directed to refrain from forwarding any kind of leave to this Directorate till further orders.

 

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