The Post Graduate Institute of Medical
Education and Research (PGIMER) is all set to get a new institute director. The
Institute Body (IB) has forwarded names of Dr.Y K Chawla, Dr. Amod Gupta and
Dr. Raj Bahadur to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) which is headed
by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The decision will be taken in the 29th
April meeting of the committee.
The meeting of the special selection
committee under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
was conducted on Thursday which finalized on the 3 names. The PGI Governing
Body will also finalize the promotion and selection of
the Institute's faculty members.
The tenure of present PGI director, Prof KK Talwar
will be completed on 30th
April. If the final decision does not
come before this month end, the senior most faculty member will hold the charge
for sometime. This would either be the dean, Dr. Amod or Dr. V. Sakhuja (head
of the nephrology department).