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All India Institute staff is split over attempt to dismiss director

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.115 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:115
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    An attempt by India's health minister to dismiss the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi has polarised its staff. The attempt comes amid charges of bad administration and countercharges of political interference at India's top teaching hospital.

    The minister, Anbumani Ramadoss, who is also the president of the institute, last week moved at a meeting of the institute's governing body to dismiss the director, Panangipalli Venugopal, a cardiothoracic surgeon. The resolution was reportedly approved by a majority of the members present.

    The move to dismiss the doctor …

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