Government Saturday removed the director of SK Institute of Medical Sciences(SKIMS) Soura and suspended three senior doctors for violating the ban on private practice.
Director, SKIMS, A G Ahangar was attached to the general administration department while senior doctors Altaf Kirmani, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani and Syed Wajid Ali were suspended, an official spokesman said.
The suspended doctors were attached to the office of the divisional commissioner, Kashmir, the spokesman said.
The decision was taken on the direction of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the chairperson of the Governing Body of the SKIMS, in the wake of a sting operation carried out by a private TV news channel.
The channel caught the three senior doctors treating patients at their private clinics.
Government doctors have been barred from private practice and they are compensated for it through a non-practicing allowance.