TURA, Aug 24 - Fifteen Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, & Homeopathy) doctors, who were working on a contractual basis in various hospitals have been sacked after an investigation by the district administrations of East Garo Hills and North Garo Hills.
The doctors were appointed under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and were posted in almost all the CHC�s of the two districts.
The call for an investigation into their qualifications came from Ngos who alleged the information provided was false and that most of them did not qualify for the post. The investigation was started after a complaint was made by the DMO of North Garo Hills on the same lines.
�We started the investigation after the DMO�s complaint on August 13 and completed the same on August 18. A total of 15 of the 19 doctors were found to be underqualified for the job as they held diplomas. As a result their services were terminated on August 19�, said DC of EGH, Cyril Diengdoh.
The DC explained that under the scheme under which the Ayush doctors were contracted, the minimum qualification was a degree from a recognised university.