DCO Iftikhar Ali Sahu on Saturday suspended from service a government school headmaster, principal, medical officer and 15 other employees of the Health Department and teachers of different government schools in Pasrur tehsil for wilful absence from duty.

The DCO took the action during surprise visits to 12 government schools and two basic health units (BHUs) in Pasrur tehsil here on saturday. He suspended from service Amjad Ali (Headmaster Govt Boys High School Badiana), Mrs Razia Manzoor (Principal Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Badiana-Pasrur), Dr Adnan Mohiuddin (Medical Officer Basic Health Unit Variyo-Sialkot), teachers Firdous Naz, Attia Nargis, Amjad Ali, Umme Kalsoom, Health Department officials Dr Farzana Kausar (WMO BHU Badiana-Pasrur), dispenser Muhammad Afzal, computer operator Nasir Jamil, Sumera Aslam (LHV), Kaneez Shahida (midwife), Muhammad Rasheed (Naib Qasid), Ehsan Ahmed (Watchman), dispenser Darshan Lal, Dr Muhammad Nawaz (senior MO at BHU Chawinda-Pasrur), Dr Muhammad Younas (homeopathic health officer), Shaheen Kausar (health technician) and LHVs Shahida Parveen, Razia Noor and Asima Faiz.

They were found absent from duty and the DCO issued on the spot orders for their immediate suspension, besides, ordering a strict departmental probe against the suspended officials.