DHS-K cancels all kind of leaves to medics, para-medics amid upsurge in COVID

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JAMMU: In view of the spike in COVID -19 cases in the Kashmir division, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir( DHSK) on Monday cancelled any kind of leaves of all the medicos including para-medicals staff including nurses in the Valley.
According to an order issued to Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and Medical Superintendents, falling under the jurisdiction of Directorate of Health Kashmir, leaves of medical staff including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other official stand cancelled.
“It is enjoined upon all the Chief Medical Officers/ Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices falling within the jurisdiction of this Directorate that amid upsurge of the covid-19 pandemic, all the leaves either sanctioned or under consideration at Directorate level or at respective offices of CMO’s and other DDO’s in respect of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other official of this Department are here by cancelled forthwith except Maternity Leave and Leave taken in view of extreme medical exigencies”, the order read.
It further stated that besides, all the Chief Medical Officers/ Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices are directed to refrain from forwarding any kind of leave to this Directorate till further orders.