After orders from HC, Govt relocates civilian surgeon and doctor from Hoshiarpur

Were caught up in a legal and administrative battle with each other, which affected health services

Hoshiarpur: By order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the state health department moved two doctors out of the district as they were constantly fighting legal and administrative battles against each other.

The government has transferred district health officer Lakhvir Singh, who was given an additional post as a civilian surgeon only a few days ago, and medical doctor Parminder Singh to Pathankot to Gurdaspur.

Parminder had filed a subpoena in the High Court to quash his transfer orders dated May 13 to Police Hospital, Phillaur, from Police Lines, Hoshiarpur. The petition also contained references to his past and ongoing court cases with Lakhvir. Instead of suspending the petitioner’s transfer, the court ordered that the two bickering doctors be transferred to other districts.

On May 18, a single chamber headed by Judge Mahabir Singh Sindhu ruled that instead of carrying out their professional duties, military doctors were fighting against each other, thereby jeopardizing health services. On Friday, the state health department issued the transfer orders for the two officials.

Notably, Lakhvir had taken on the additional charge of civil surgeon in the presence of Revenue Minister and local MP Brahm Shankar Jimpa, who is said to have been instrumental in securing him the post. The orders had been passed ignoring the seniority of a certain number of military doctors, we learn.

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