Health Minister Punjab today suspended Multi Purpose Health Worker (Male) Mohinder Pal Singh posted at CHC Block Dhudike in district Moga on charges of dereliction of duty.The Minister during a surprise check of the government hospital Dhudike today found that Mohinder Pal Singh failed to submit the fortnightly report regarding the active and passive blood slides of the patients and suspected cases of malaria and other diseases for the last one and a half year. The Minister who remained in the CHC Moga for about three hours took stock of the proper hygiene including the availability of medicines for the patients. Finding the insincerity on the part of the employees not only as a crime and a direct threat to the health of the people, Jayani said that this kind of dishonesty would not be tolerated. He said that strict action would be initiated against the erring all over the state.
Health Minister has asked all the civil surgeons to submit monthly report regarding the activities of the Multi Purpose Health Workers of their respective districts. Adding further he said that a health worker is responsible of making visit to each family once a month. MPHW (Male) would mainly focus on activities which are related to disease control programs, detection and control of epidemic outbreaks, environmental sanitation, safe drinking water, first aid in emergencies like accidents, injuries, burns etc., treatment of common/ minor illnesses, communication and counseling, life style diseases and logistics and supply management at sub-centre. In addition he would also facilitate ANM in MCH, Family Welfare and Nutrition related activities, said the Minister.