In a reshuffle of officials in the state’s healthcare delivery machinery, medical superintendents of three medical colleges in the state have been transferred and replaced following an order issued by the state Health department.
The decision was taken after the department had received some complaints against the officials, alleging that they were not coming to the hospital on time, which caused an adverse affect on the delivery of healthcare services in the hospitals.
After this was brought to the notice of the Health department, senior officials decided to make immediate and necessary changes in this regard.
It was learnt that the three superintendents, who have already been transferred, were not punctual in their duty, as a result of which it had an impact on the other departments as well.
The patients were most severely affected by their tardiness.
As per the new order, Dr Manas Banerjee, head of the Microbiology department of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital has become the new medical superintendent of the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital by replacing Dr Prabir Mukherjee.
Dr Mukherjee has been transferred to the Microbiology department of RG Kar Medical College and Hospital as the departmental head.
The two other medical colleges that have got new medical superintendents are Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital, and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital.
Dr Moitrayee Kar, head of the Anatomy department of North Bengal Medical College, has now become medical superintendent of the same college.
Dr Suvendu Bikash Saha, assistant professor of the Surgery department of Bankura Sammilani, has been appointed medical superintendent of the same hospital.
It was learnt that senior health officials have been instructed not to compromise with the health services in government hospitals.
The Health department officials were also asked to monitor whether the superintendents of various hospitals are coming to the office on time.