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Health minister sacks AIIMS director, doctors erupt

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | July 05, 2006 15:30 IST
Last Updated: July 05, 2006 17:22 IST

The Union Health Ministry has recommended the removal of Dr P Venugopal as the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss said, "The AIIMS governing body has decided to make a recommendation to the Government of India asking it to remove Dr Venugopal."

The decision comes on a day when the Delhi high court was hearing a writ petition that sought to restrain the Centre from removing Dr Venugopal from office.

Dr Ramadoss and Dr Venugopal have been at loggerheads over the latter's alleged soft stand towards the anti-reservation protestors.

Soon after the decision, doctors supporting Dr Venugopal went on a strike and staged a dharna. They were also seen sending off patients, saying they won't be treated.

"We have declared a strike. Resident doctors, students, scientists and faculty members have all gone on strike to protest the decision," said Dr Vinod Patra, a representative of the AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association.

He said Dr Ramadoss should take moral responsibility for the lives of 1800 patients in the hospital.


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Politicians involving with professionals is dangerous. It appears there is no value for awards given like Padmasree, Padmabhushan to Dr Venugopal. Any fool like health ...

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Sub: health Minister himself selected on reservation ....

How does he knows value of knowledge that Mr. venugopal has .. The health minister got his degree due to his father, got elected and ...

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Dr Raish is eyeing the post of director of AIIMS. He is in league with Ramdoss - upliftment of substandard professionals.

Posted by shivaji kesarkar

Sub: aiims director sacked

Ministers are thinking like rulers, they should know that , they are elected to serve not to rule the people as they like.

Posted by hari krishna

Sub: A.I.I. Political Scinces

mr. ramadoss has changed the name of A.I.I>M>S. into All India Institute of Political Sciences by sacking eminent doctor like DR. VENUGOPAL.In our country a ...




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