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Dr M Srinivas To Take Charge As New Chief Of AIIMS, Delhi

The order stated that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given approval for the appointment of Dr Srinvas for the post of Director, AIIMS, New Delhi

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Dr M Srinivas, Dean of ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Hyderabad, has been appointed as the Director of AIIMS-Delhi, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training has notified.

The order stated that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given approval for the appointment of Dr Srinvas for the post of Director, AIIMS, New Delhi.

Dr Srinvas will be replacing the outgoing Dr Randeep Gulleria who was serving as the AIIMS chief with two three months extensions to his time in office. Dr Gulleria joined the office in March 2017.

The new AIIMS chief held the post of a professor in the Department of Paediatrics Surgery at AIIMS, Delhi, after which he joined ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Hyderabad in 2016.

The written order has stated that the appointment is for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or attaining an age of 65 years whichever is earliest.

"Ex-post facto approval for continuation of Dr Randeep Guleria as Director AIIMS, New Delhi w.e.f. March 25, 2022 for six months, or till joining of the new Director, whichever is earlier," the order stated further.

As per reports, the other contender for the post was Dr Sanjay Behari, Director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Although in early March 2022, names of three resident doctors were recommended for the director post at AIIMS, the names had the likes of Dr Pramod, Professor, Gastroenterology Department, Dr Nikhil Tandon, HOD, Endocrinology and Dr Rajesh Malhotra, Chief of AIIMS Trauma centre.