Govt bars 5 J-K doctors from doing private practice

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The Government on Thursday barred five doctors from doing private practice in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect following pending inquiry against them.

The doctors include Dr Tufail Ahmad Lone (SDH Pattan), Dr Noorudin Shah (PCR Srinagar), Dr Mudasir Shahdar (SDH Magam), Dr Farooq Ahmad (SDH Tangmarg) and Dr Ishfaq Ahmad Parrah (PHC Hajin).

The action against these doctors has been ordered pending an inquiry in into the allegations regarding the issue related to the referral of patients from public hospitals to private hospitals for availing treatment/benefits under AB-PMJAY and SEHAT schemes, according to an order by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department.

The committee has been asked to carry in-depth into the issue related to referral from public hospitals to private hospitals for availing treatment/benefits under AB-PMJAY and SEHAT schemes. (GNS)

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