A woman, whose nine-year-old son's heart ailment is being personally looked into by AIIMS director P Venugopal, has moved the Delhi High Court for a direction to the Centre for extending his term in office by six months to help her son receive his final treatment.
Venugopal's term as Director of the Institute will end in July 2. The final treatment of petitioner's ailing son is unlikely till that date due to Venugopal's busy schedule.
Petitioner Meera Mishra said her son's treatment remained incomplete during the period Dr Venugopal was removed from the post this year and it may remain so if his term in office is not extended.
Following the AIIMS (amendment) Bill 2007, passed by the Parliament in November last year, Venugopal was out of the office of Director but the Supreme Court reinstated him on May 8.
She said one of her son's heart valves does not work properly and Venugopal and his team has been treating him since his birth and assured the final treatment would be given in January this year. When she had approached the hospital in January, she was told the noted heart surgeon was removed from the post, she said.