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COVID Vaccination: DC Srinagar orders withholding of salary of two ZMOs

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Salary to be released only after satisfactory vaccination coverage is recorded, say Officials

SRINAGAR, June 12: While taking the review of Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on Saturday ordered withholding of salary of two Zonal Medical Officers, after the review report of their respective health zones was found “poor” and “un-satisfactory.”

An official in the district administration Srinagar told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that, the performances of Health Zones in Srinagar was revived today and strong note was taken of two heath zones, namely Khanyar and S.R. Gunj as both the zones had poor performance regarding the Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district.

Acting swiftly, the official said that the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar ordered to withhold the salary of the two Zonal Medical Officers till a satisfactory vaccination is recorded.

In an order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, a copy of which lies with the KNO reads that the vaccination process of 45 years and above age group was reviewed today and out of all the Medical Zones, performance of Khanyar and SR Gunj Zones respectively is quite un-satisfactory.

The order further reads: “The poor performance on part of Zonal Medical Officers of Medical Zones Khanyar & SR Gunj has been viewed seriously. As such, it is hereby ordered that salary of the above mentioned Zonal Medical Officers shall remain withheld till a satisfactory vaccination coverage is recorded.”—(KNO)


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