Odisha Govt suspends CDMO in-charge for dereliction in duty

Rourkela: Taking stringent action under Mo Sarkar programme, Odisha government today suspended Sundargarh CDMO in-charge for dereliction in duty.

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

Besides, Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan was issued a showcause notice for lapses in implementing Mo Sarkar programme in the district headquarters hospital (DHH).

Reacting to action taken against the senior official, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik justified it for negligence in delivering his duty.

He warned the officials of facing consequence for negligence in duty in government offices especially police stations and hospitals.

The move came after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s 5T Secretary VK Pandian visited Sundargarh district to review health facilities in state-run hospitals.

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