SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday sanctioned 1366 posts for 500-bed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) COVID-19 hospitals to be made functional in the union territory.
In this regard, an order has been issued by the Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department (H&ME), Atal Dullo.
The order reads that 683 posts have been kept for DRDO hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar respectively, the expenditure on account of salary and maintenance of which shall be borne out of the union territory budget.
“The administrative control of these hospitals shall lie respectively with the Principals of Government Medical Colleges, Jammu and Srinagar,” reads the order.
The government also said that the selection of the contractual posts for the COVID-19 hospitals shall be conducted by the five-member committee set up in both Jammu and Srinagar.
In Jammu, the committee includes Principal, Government Medical College Jammu, as chairperson. Administrator Associated Hospital, Jammu, will be the secretary and member of the committee. Director Health Services Department, Jammu; Mission Director, National Health Mission; and Representative of Health and Medical Education Department will be the members of the committee.
Similar shall be the structure of the committee in Kashmir.
“The contractual appointees shall have to furnish an affidavit to the extent that they will not claim regular appointment at any future date on the strength of this contractual appointment,” it reads.
It also reads that the posts were created for a period of three years and initially, posts shall be filled for a period of one year and will be extended to another year, one year at a time if the requirement persists. (KNO)