AIIMS Director Sacked
Thus comes to an end 48 years of illustrious service to AIIMS. The top most cardiac surgeon who has performed the first heart transplant procedure in India has been ousted by a 37-year old minister.
Like V.K.Malhotra of BJP said today, “This is a black day for the autonomy of all educational institutes”.
The UPA government seems to be helpless and directionless. They really need to check the Dravidian influence on the centre. Like I said in my previous post on the subject, disrespect for scholarship, disrespect for institutions, are all fair game for these politicians. Read here https://realitycheck.wordpress.com/2006/06/17/48-years-of-dedication/
Tamilnadu is an exception when it comes to quotas (see how Kerala was not able to pull off excluding the creamy layer below). Tamilnadu cannot be used as a model for India, quotas have a different meaning there.
Reactions from other famous surgeons.
Dr K M Cherian, CEO, Frontier Lifeline, Chennai: It’s very bad… If he was in a private hospital, he would have made so much money. What did he get by serving the government so long?
Dr Naresh Trehan, Escorts Heart Institute: It’s not good. It’s a no-win situation for anybody
Dr L M Nath, former AIIMS director: A wrong decision where everyone’s a loser. Poor patients are the biggest losers, deprived of the services of a great doctor. Classic example of ego coming in the way of rational decisions