Doctor alleges victimisation in case of misappropriation of medical supplies at army hospital

Doctor alleges victimisation in case of misappropriation of medical supplies at army hospital

A woman army doctor has approached the soldiers assembly alleging that she was being put-upon and created a whipping boy in a very case concerning gross misappropriation of medical provides at a military hospital.

She has averred that she was inactive throughout the amount and therefore the aforesaid vouchers for the difficulty of provides had been signed by a special officer.

The Tribunal’s Principal Bench has restrained the military from moving the doctor, a colonel within the Army Medical Corps, from her gift place of posting at Amritsar to Lucknow for any disciplinary proceedings given her inability to undertake long-distance travel within the current pandemic scenario because of medical reasons, sources aforesaid.

The doctor, currently serving at Amritsar, was denote at Base Hospital, Lucknow in August 2014 and was given the responsibility of the officer-in-charge, medical stores.

In Gregorian calendar month 2016, a onymous criticism was received by the hospital commanding officer from a offer agency alleging that unauthorised medical stores were issued vide 2 vouchers by the soldiers Medical Stores Depot, Lucknow to the bottom Hospital, that were oversubscribed off in metropolis by 2 junior commissioned officers and another person, leading to the sale of their company being adversely affected.

A single inquiry (OMI) was ordered by the commanding officer to seem into the facts, throughout that stores price Rs one.36 large integer were recovered. The matter was dropped at the notice of upper headquarters and afterward, a employees Court of Inquiry (COI) was ordered. In 2017, another COI was convened within the case.

The COI was re-assembled in Jan 2019 and therefore the doctor brought out some anomalies within the proceedings. She additionally averred that obligatory provisions like Army Rule a hundred and eighty weren’t complied with throughout the COI which the military didn’t offer her with a duplicate of the proceedings.

Consequently, disciplinary action was directed against her on seven charges and therefore the Discipline and Vigilance Branch at Army Headquarters issued orders for her attachment to Army Medical Corps Centre and faculty, Lucknow for resultant proceedings like hearing of charge and recording outline of proof.

Her counsel, Brig DK Ahluwalia (retd), claimed that orders issued last month for recording an extra outline of proof at Lucknow area unit “unspecific, discretional and unreasonable and additionally against her medical condition”.

“The assembly has directed that the proceedings area unit currently to be control at Chandimandir that ought to be completed at intervals 7-10 days and she or he is given all medical facilities pro re nata. different problems regarding the case would be concerned afterward,” he said.

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