Nagaland: Revoke of transfer order, NIDA demands

Dimapur, May 30 (MExN): The Nagaland in -Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) on Saturday wrote an open letter to Nagaland Chief Minister expressing strong resentment with regard to the ‘untimely release’ of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) and demanded that the transfer order be revoked immediately. 

In a press release, NIDA General Secretary Dr John Kemp and President Dr Ritu Thurr expressed shock and dismay about the ‘hasty removal’ of the Administrative Head of Department and said that “Such ill-timed decision would have rippling adverse effect on the morale across the rank and file of the Department during this unprecedented crisis.”

“If the reason for this Order is based on the recent handling of the transfer of Quarantined returnees to the districts, then NIDA hereby demand that same yardstick should be applied to all the Heads of the various Committees involved in facilitating the returnees so that the Enquiry Committee can have independent and impartial hearing,” the release stated.

Further, NIDA demanded that the Government immediately revoke the transfer order “since there is no known valid reason for his removal and that change of guard at this juncture will have negative impact in the overall management of the present situation.”

“Should this genuine demand not be addressed favourably,  the Association will  resort to further course of action, which may affect the fight against COVID-19 and other essential health services, all over the State,” the release stated.