Jammu had to face a huge number of deaths during this pandemic but frequent transfers in the health care sector has worsened the situation. This has been considered as a major block behind the crisis in Jammu.
As per reports, Government Medical College Jammu that is the biggest hospital for treatment of Covid-19 cases, also became a hotbed of transfers this year when Covid was raging in the UT.
One of the officials said that principals and administrators at GMC Jammu got transferred during past some months which obviously creates hindrance in the functioning of the system. “Government should have thought before making such frequent transfers. Moreover, if they were prepared, such replacements would not have not taken place. But the constant transfers explains how serious the preparations of the government were” said the official.
He further added that, if these transfers were not done by the government, accountability in the system is easily managed and problems in the system would have been fixed on time and could have been improved.
These frequent replacements gave an excuse to each of them to play a blame game.
Jammu has been the only district in Jammu and Kashmir suffering maximum deaths, though the count is coming down now. Till May end, Jammu witnessed 49395 cases, while Srinagar recorded 63825 cases, highest in the UT.
One of the senior officials who did not want to be named said regarding transfers that these were done as a routine affair.