Bhubaneswar, 12 Oct: As another step towards proper and smooth healthcare to the people, Government in health and family welfare department have come up with a transparent and uniform system for leave allocation amongst medical officers under OHMS cadre. Guidelines for this to this effect was issued today by departmental Secretary Shalini Pandit to all the Medical and Public Health Officer/ Superintendents of all district, sub-division, and community health centres including Directors of Rourkela Government Hospital, Capital hospital and BMC hospital.
The guideline stated that OHMS cadre officers who attended duty on the designated public holidays notified by Government would be allowed to avail alternative off-days in the same month subject to availability of human resources at the concerned health facility. The Superintendent or Medical Officer-in-charge of the concerned health facility would decide the required number of alternative off-days. However, while allowing alternative off-days, concerned Superintendent would make adequate roster arrangement for ensuring smooth service to the people.
Further, Pandit clarified that alternative off-days wouldn’t be merged with casual leave or earned leave. The off-days admissible during a month also wouldn’t be carried over to the next month except when public holiday comes in last week of a month. The Superintendent and the Medical officers in-charge of various health facilities were directed to follow the guidelines scrupulously.