Ms Sanchita Sharma has written a biased story.
As a keen observer of AIIMS, I am disgusted by the continued interference by the government and by the media also. How many senior physicians have left AIIMS in past few years for more lucrative jobs in private sector? Applaud renowned physicians like Prof Venugopal who continues to serve the masses at AIIMS.
Get real - what has the government done other than treat it as their personal property - the health minister Dr Ramadoss claims to be a physician but the fact remains how many patients has seen treated in his entire career?
I am almost sure that he was a quota student at Madras Medical College. He is just a politician who happens to have a medical degree, a la Farooq Abdullah!
Please leave AIIMS alone and let it get back its lost glory by continued interference by politicians and now by the media.
Lastly, if GSK were not able to recruit their patients at AIIMS, it has to do with the fact that the institute looks at these studies carefully. If AIIMS gets involved in too many clinical trials or something would have gone wrong, only AIIMS would be blamed.