Sundargarh CDMO suspended, collector issued showcause notice

Rourkela: The Odisha government on Sunday suspended Sundargarh CDMO in-charge Pankaj Patel for dereliction of duty while a show-cause notice has been issued to Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan.

Pankaj Patel was placed under suspension on charges of not executing the Mo Sarkar initiative launched by the state government on Gandhi Jayanti.

Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan was issued a show-cause notice for lapses in implementing Mo Sarkar programme in the district headquarters hospital (DHH), said a statement from Chief Minister’s Office.

The move came after 5T secretary V.K. Pandian visited Sundargarh district to review health facilities in state-run hospitals.

” Such action will continue to be taken against negligence in duty and harassment to public in Government offices like police stations & hospitals. In our democracy where people are the true masters, the Government machinery must strive to serve people professionally and ethically,” tweeted the CMO.

Notably, the state government has launched the Mo Sarkar initiative across the state on Gandhi Jayanti this year.

Under the initiative, the Chief Minister and Ministers will call common citizens to seek their feedback on the kind of response and service they received when they visited the government hospitals and police stations.