Health ministry accepts AIIMS Bhopal director’s resignation

The resignation of the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal, Dr Sandeep Kumar, has been accepted by the Union health ministry, which also relieved him with immediate effect, official sources said here.
Updated on May 22, 2015 03:58 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

The resignation of the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal, Dr Sandeep Kumar, has been accepted by the Union health ministry, which also relieved him with immediate effect, official sources said here.

Dr Sudhanshu Shekhar Mishra, head of the physiology department at AIIMS Bhopal and the senior-most faculty member, is the frontrunner to replace Dr Kumar, the sources said.

In November last year, Dr Kumar had revealed that he had resigned and was on a three-month notice.

His resignation came after a central inquiry was initiated into the allegations of irregularities at the institute.

Dr Kumar had joined AIIMS Bhopal in 2012.

Prior to this, he was head of the breast surgery department at King George’s Medical College, Lucknow.

On the AIIMS campus, rumours were afloat that Dr Kumar had been asked to step down following several controversies and allegations of irregularities that bogged down the premier institute for some time in the past.

However, when HT contacted Dr Sandeep Kumar, he said that such rumours were the handiwork of those officials on the campus who were themselves corrupt.

“They are trying to malign me to cover their own misdeeds. The CBI inquiry is a routine inquiry into the appointments in all the six AIIMS and some other investigations were started at my behest to uncover what was happening on the campus. I have worked honestly and ensured that the new director gets more powers,” he said.

The CBI is probing into alleged irregularities in the appointments made under the central Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at AIIMS Bhopal and five other new AIIMS.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Mumbai local train. (File image)

    Mumbai rain: Local trains, buses affected as floods hit city

    Mumbai local train services were affected Tuesday as the city struggled with floods and waterlogging after heavy rainfall. Some delays were reported for local train services - the city's lifeline because over 75 lakh travel daily - on Central and Western Railway routes. At 10.30 am Central Railways' chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said some trains on the Main and Harbour lines were running late. All trains, however, were still running, he said.

  • Haji Vasi, who allegedly funded the June 3 violence in Kanpur, has been arrested. 

    Kanpur violence: UP police arrest alleged mastermind in Lucknow

    The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday arrested Haji Vasi, who allegedly funded the June 3 Kanpur violence and was absconding, said Joint commissioner of police, Anand Prakash Tiwari Vasi was arrested near the Amausi airport in Lucknow last night. On June 23, the Special Investigation Team had arrested another funder Mukhtar Baba and questioned several people including an MLA of the Samajwadi Party.

  • Police arrested him near Amausi airport from where he was about to take a flight late on Monday night. (File image)

    Kanpur violence: Alleged mastermind and accused builder Haji Wasi arrested

    Haji Wasi, a builder accused of funding the Kanpur violence that broke out on June 3 last was arrested on Monday night, said Joint commissioner of police, Anand Prakash Tiwari . According to police, Haji Wasi was the main financer of the alleged mastermind of the Kanpur violence, Zafar Hayat Hashmi. His son Rahman was arrested two days ago. Wasi was named in three FIRs by the Special Investigation Team investigating the Kanpur violence.

  • Raids by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) underway at Congress MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan's guest house in Sadashiva Nagar, Bengaluru.

    Anti-Corruption Bureau raids 5 locations of Cong MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan in K'taka

    The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday conducted searches at five places belonging to Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan on the basis of an Enforcement Directorate report on disproportionate assets case against him. According to ED, the raids were conducted at five locations including the residence of the Chamaranpet constituency MLA at Bengaluru Cantonment, a flat at silver Oak Apartment, a guest house at Sadashiva Nagar, GK Associates office at Banashankari and National Travels office in Kalasipalya.

  • Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (File Photo/Used only for representation)

    Global Livability Index: Bengaluru, ranked 146, scores least among Indian cities

    Bengaluru may have topped the Union government's Ease of Living Index last year, but Karnataka's capital city fared the worst among Indian cities in the Economic Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Livability Index 2022, which was released on June 24. Bengaluru's position in Global Livability Index 2022 For the first time, a total of five Indian cities featured on the list; before 2022, only Delhi and Mumbai were featured.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, July 05, 2022