Thursday December 12, 2019

FAIIMS asks Health Minister to reinstate removed AIIMS faculty

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New Delhi: Health Minister J P Nadda was asked by the Faculty Association of AIIMS (FAIIMS) to reinstate two faculty members of the institution, who were terminated for manhandling and misbehaving with a patient in 2015.

In a letter written to Nadda, the association also questioned the basis on which the inquiry committee was formed by the AIIMS director and also expressed concern over the conflict of interest of several members of the inquiry committee.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences on January 10 terminated Kuldeep Kumar and Arvind Kumar of the medicine department for allegedly misbehaving and manhandling a patient in September last year.

A committee was set up under department head S K Sharma, which earlier this month took the decision to terminate the doctors.

Earlier, a doctor associated with FAAIIMS said, “Only seven faculties have been terminated till now in the history of AIIMS, but that was also because they went abroad and did not respond to the communication by the institution about their return.”

The letter written to Nadda further said that if the ministry failed to reinstate the two doctors, then the FAIIMS members will go on an indefinite strike against the institution’s administration.(IANS)

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Dr Harsh Vardhan Orders Ban on Sale of Biscuits in his Ministry; Only Healthy Snacks to be Served

The ministry also reiterated its earlier order of not using the plastic water bottles

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Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Wikimedia Commons

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has ordered a ban on the sale of biscuits in his ministry and in the departmental meetings and also asked the department to provide healthy snacks such as roasted channa, almonds, dates and walnuts.

In an order released on Friday, the Ministry said, “The Health and Family Welfare Minister has desired that healthy snacks only to be served in official meeting and biscuits are to be avoided.”

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The Health and Family Welfare Minister has desired that healthy snacks only to be served in official meeting and biscuits are to be avoided. Pixabay

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The order said, “Henceforth, therefore, biscuits shall not be dispensed through the departmental canteen and helathy snacks like lahiya channa, khajoor (dates), bhuna channa (roasted channa), badam (almond) and akhrot (walnuts) will be served in the official meetings in the department.” The ministry also reiterated its earlier order of not using the plastic water bottles. (IANS)