Kothagudem: Biometric attendance system has been introduced in all government hospitals in Bhadradri Kothagudem district to ensure punctuality of the staff.
District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini in a statement on Saturday said the new system was being implemented from January 1. It was meant to make doctors, nurses and other staff available to patients all the time.
The Collector wanted all the medical personnel to give importance to quality and timely delivery of services in the towns as well as in villages. “Everyone must serve with the commitment which comes with adherence to punctuality,” he said.
The system helps authorities monitor the attendance of doctors and staff, the Collector said and directed treasury officials to check whether the biometric attendance sheet was attached with salary bills before clearing payments.
The Collector who toured various tribal habitations recently and primary health centres in remote villages on Friday directed health officials to extend quality medical services to Guttikoyas migrated from Chhattisgarh and living in the district.
He said during his visits, many pregnant women complained that they were not given KCR Kits. The Collector also asked DMHO Bhaskar Naik to submit a list of doctors who were not visiting PHCs and prepare proposals for new doctors.