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).