Healthcare Services Impacted as Jammu Health Department Grapples with 4,000 Vacant Posts-About 4,000 gazetted and non-gazetted posts are lying vacant in the Health department in Jammu division, affecting healthcare facilities.
In response to an application filed under the Right to Information Act by social activist MM Shuja, the authorities at Directorate of Health Services Jammu have revealed that there are 987 gazetted posts and 2,943 non-gazetted posts vacant in Jammu division.
The vacancy of gazetted posts include 103 in Jammu district followed by 138 in Kuthua, 37 in Samba, 120 in Udhampur, 74 in Ramban, 113 in Doda, 73 in Kishtwar, 127 in Poonch, 113 in Rajouri, 84 in Reasi and five gazetted posts working on administrative posts .
There are 2171 sanctioned gazetted posts in Jammu division and among them 1,184 are in position while 987 are vacant while out of 9,311 sanctioned non-gazetted posts, 6,368 are in position and 2,943 are lying vacant.
The understaffing of the vital department has had an impact on the delivery of essential healthcare services—(KNO)