The Ministry of Health has shown concern against the trend within the Central Health Services (CHS) community. Many CHS doctors holding multiple administrative posts simultaneously is now deemed undesirable.
A recent directive to all CHS units explicitly prohibits CHS doctors from occupying more than one administrative post concurrently. This move aims to streamline administrative structures, preventing conflicts of interest, and enhancing healthcare administration efficiency.
Recognizing potential constraints, the ministry allows justifications for cases where the one-administrative-post rule is not feasible. Any exception, however, requires administrative approval from the head of the respective institute, hospital, or CHS unit.
This directive aligns with the Ministry of Health’s broader effort to optimize healthcare institutions nationwide, fostering a more accountable and streamlined administrative framework within the CHS.
Healthcare experts welcome the initiative, emphasizing the need for a focused leadership structure in the CHS to improve decision-making and transparency.
The directive is anticipated to prompt a significant review of CHS units’ organizational structures, requiring doctors to assess and prioritize their roles accordingly.
The Ministry of Health’s proactive approach addresses CHS administrative challenges, ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare services. The directive strikes a balance between efficiency and flexibility while upholding high standards of healthcare administration.