J&K govt removes director of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science

The government also ordered suspension of three senior faculty members and their immediate attachment with the office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, a spokesman said.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published: January 7, 2018 3:10:31 am
Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, pellet, stone pelting, pellet victims appointment, J&K, The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

The state government on Saturday removed the director of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) and suspended three senior doctors of the institute after they were found to be involved in private practice despite drawing non-practice allowance.

SKIMS Director G A Ahanger was attached to General Administration Department. The government also ordered suspension of three senior faculty members and their immediate attachment with the office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, a spokesman said. Prof (Dr) Altaf Kirmani, Dean & Head, Department of General Surgery; Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Head, Department of Neurology; and Dr Wajid Ali, Head, Department of Neonatology, SKIMS, Soura have been placed under suspension.

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