Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has signed the degree certificates of AIIMS graduates following a Delhi High Court directive in this regard.
"The Minister has signed all the degree certificates and it will be distributed to students complying with the court orders," ministry sources said in New Delhi on Tuesday. <b1>
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Ramadoss, involved in a turf war with AIIMS Director P Venugopal, to affix his signature on the certificates within 24 hours.
AIIMS resident doctors last week went on a three-day strike on the issue.
Ramadoss had refused to sign the documents saying they bore the signature of the Registrar whose appointment was "illegal".
The court also held that the degrees bearing the signature of the Registrar, whose appointment has been the bone of contention between AIIMS Director P Venugopal and Ramadoss, shall be deemed to be valid.