Rajasthan Government Seeks Count of Muslim Staff at Health Centres
Jaipur/Alwar, December 13: Sparking fears of profiling, the Rajasthan government has sought a head count of Muslim employees working at government health centres. The order was issued by the joint director (administration) of the health department, Dr B L Saini, on December 9.
The order has left Muslims wondering about the reason behind the move, the Times of India reported.
According to the order, all chief medical health officers in the state have been asked to give a head count of Muslim staff working in sub-health centres, primary health centres and community health centres at different posts – radiographers, lab technicians, dental technicians, nursing staff and other non-gazetted staff. Doctors have been exempt.
Bharatpur’s CMHO Gopal Ram said, “I have directed my deputy to compile the list and send it to the health department by December 15.”
Clarifying the move, the health department said that the order was issued to comply with the Union Health Ministry’s directions for the implementation of the Sachar Committee recommendations.