Hyderabad: The denying that the deaths in city in December were swine flu related cost director in-charge of health Dr.Sambasiv Rao his job as he was removed from the additional charge. The district medical and health officer will continue to remain for Warangal district. While officially this reason is not stated but rumoured for long that he had failed to tackle the situation. And the other reasons for his removal is being stated are appointment of doctors and para-medical staff on contract basis.
The CM office was reversing a Jan 13 order, appointing Dr B.Raju, associate professor of Surgery in Osmania General Hospital, as Kaloji Health University of sciences. He joined on Jan 17 at Warangal and on Jan 19 the order was reversed. And the Doctors association meanwhile has come to the defence of Dr Raju and has demanded the appointment of a doctor, “We do not want IAS officers to occupy technical posts. It leads to delays. The IAS officers have to consult a doctor for all exams, semester schedules and other scientific works of the University. When a doctor is required why not a doctor to be the registrar allow?”
The IAS officers to occupy technical posts. The reversal of the appointment has hurt doctors who complain that they are not being given their due. Deputy CM Dr. Rajaiah, who has been looking into these appointments, is also apparently upset by the cancellation of the orders.