November 10, 2020
On Tuesday, J&K Lieutenant Manoj Sinha banned the private practice by medical professionals and practitioners associated with the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here, officials said.
The order to this effect was issued by the commissioner and secretary to the government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi. Further the officials said, the order stated that notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no member of the medical or paramedical staff of the SKIMS here shall indulge in private practice in any manner.
The the order also said that in case any member of the medical or paramedical staff of the SKIMS proved to have acted in breach of the rule, it shall amount to misconduct and paying major penalty, besides the person shall be liable for criminal prosecution under relevant provisions of the law,