by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 22, 2011 at 7:59 PM Indian Health News
 PGI to Get a New Director by Month End
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).

Source: Medindia

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