Worst Tenkasi Government Hospitals in TN – The New Indian Express

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TENKASI: Tenkasi has done the worst among the districts of Tamil Nadu when it comes to the implementation of biometric attendance system in government hospitals (GH). This was revealed in the biometric attendance report recently released and released by the Directorate of Medical and Rural Services (DMS).

While Krishnagiri district topped the list with no less than 76.1% of staff in its GHs adhering to the biometric system, only 13.6% of staff (54 out of a total of 397 staff) in GHs of Tenkasi have followed this practice. Apart from Tenkasi, all other districts in the state had over 38% adherence to the system. The district has GHs at Tenkasi, Kadayanallur, Sankarankovil, Shengottai, Sivagiri, Puliyangudi, Alangulam, Ayikudi and Veerakeralampudur.

“Despite strict instructions from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, GH staff, especially doctors, do not use the attendance marking procedure. Instead, they manually sign their attendance in the So they could even mark themselves as present during the hours they kept Just two weeks ago, Minister Ma Subramanian suspended the head of the cardiology department at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for falsifying attendance in the registry,” said a DMS official, who shared the biometric attendance report with TNIE.

Amid accusations that many government doctors in Tenkasi district were going into private practice even during hospital working hours, Joint Director (Health) Selvaraj issued a circular on June 2 ordering all staff GH to be present at the hospital before 7:30 a.m. every day and to reside within an 8 km radius of the hospital. “The private practice crisis was actually brought under control by Selvaraj. But he was transferred from the district and within just a month the threat resumed. Even the current co-director (in charge) , Krishnan, is working at his private clinic in Melagaram. Strict measures are needed to ensure that all doctors report to work on time,” said a doctor on condition of anonymity. Several attempts by TNIE to contact Krishnan are remained in vain.

DMS Director Dr Shamsath Begum said she was reviewing the operation of Tenkasi’s GHs and instructed the co-directors to ensure strict adherence to the biometric attendance system. “I was informed that there was a network problem in Tenkasi’s GH biometric system,” she told TNIE.
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Biometric Attendance System Compliance

Top 10 Districts Percentage

Krishnagiri – 76.1
Nilgiris – 74.4
Vellore – 72.2
Tirupathur – 69.9
Namakkal – 69.1
Karur – 68.5
Kancheepuram – 68.3
Nagapattinam – 63.0
Chennai- 62.9
Thiruvallur – 62.7

Last 10 Districts Percentage

Salem – 48.8
Perambalur – 48.3
Ranipet – 48.0
Ariyalour – 47.6
Coimbatore – 46.4
Chengalpattu – 46.2
Erode – 44.1
Dharmapuri – 42.9
Tiruvannamalai – 38.2
Tenkasi – 13.6

TENKASI: Tenkasi has done the worst among the districts of Tamil Nadu when it comes to the implementation of biometric attendance system in government hospitals (GH). This was revealed in the biometric attendance report recently released and released by the Directorate of Medical and Rural Services (DMS). While Krishnagiri district topped the list with no less than 76.1% of staff in its GHs adhering to the biometric system, only 13.6% of staff (54 out of a total of 397 staff) in GHs of Tenkasi have followed this practice. Apart from Tenkasi, all other districts in the state had over 38% adherence to the system. The district has GHs at Tenkasi, Kadayanallur, Sankarankovil, Shengottai, Sivagiri, Puliyangudi, Alangulam, Ayikudi and Veerakeralampudur. “Despite strict instructions from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, GH staff, especially doctors, do not use the attendance marking procedure. Instead, they manually sign their attendance in the So they could even mark themselves as present during the hours they kept Just two weeks ago, Minister Ma Subramanian suspended the head of the cardiology department at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital for falsifying attendance in the register,” said a DMS official, who shared the biometric attendance report with TNIE. hospital, Joint Director (Health) Selvaraj issued a circular on June 2 ordering all GH staff to be present at the hospital by 7:30 a.m. daily and reside within an 8 km radius of the hospital. “The private practice crisis was actually brought under control by Selvaraj. But he was transferred from the district and within just a month the threat resumed. Even the current co-director (in charge) , Krishnan, is working at his private clinic in Melagaram. Strict measures are needed to ensure that all doctors report to work on time,” said a doctor on condition of anonymity. Several attempts by TNIE to contact Krishnan are DMS Director Dr Shamsath Begum said she was reviewing the operation of Tenkasi GHs and instructed the co-directors to ensure strict adherence to the biometric attendance system. that there was a network problem in Tenkasi’s GH biometric system,” she told TNIE. ———————- —————————- ———————- ————————- Biometric Attendance System Compliance Top 10 Districts For centage Krishnagiri – 76.1 Nilgiris – 74.4 Vellore – 72.2 Tirupathur – 69.9 Namakkal – 69.1 Karur – 68.5 Kancheepuram – 68.3 Nagapattinam – 63.0 Chennai – 62.9 Thiruvallur – 62, 7 Last 10 districts Percent Ranipyur 48 – 48 – Perambalur 47.6 Coimbatore – 46.4 Chengalpattu – 46.2 Erode – 44.1 Dharmapuri – 42.9 Tiruvannamalai – 38.2 Tenkasi – 13.6

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