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Faculty crisis at new AIIMS – Govt to lay new Hiring Norms


Faculty crisis at new AIIMS – Govt to lay new Hiring Norms

New Delhi: Red flagged by the severe faculty crunch at six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) branches, the government may soon lay down new guidelines regarding the institute’s administration, recruitment and financing.

During a meeting of the Central Institute Body of all AIIMS institutions which met for the first time recently, the members discussed the problems they were facing in operationalizing new AIIMS at Patna, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Bhubaneshwar. The highlight of their problems included the severe faculty shortage. The body, which comprises 18 members, was constituted earlier this year to coordinate the working of all AIIMS institutions.

According to a recent media report, the vacancy rate in these institutes is whooping 61.85 percent. Statistically,

  • Out of 1, 830 sanctioned posts of faculty (305 per Institute), only 583 have been appointed.
  • Out of 22,600 sanctioned non-teaching posts, only 3,800 have been filled.

The worst affected by the faculty shortage (out of 305 per Institute) include AIIMS Patna, Raipur, and Bhopal.

Taking cognizance of the acute faculty crisis at these institutes, the government is now mulling to amend the AIIMS act, reports the Tribune.

The move to ease out hiring is a part of the broader measure taken by the government to attract the best medical talent to these institutes. Earlier, to smoothen the hiring process, the Health Ministry approved appointments at these instructions on contractual and deputation basis. It also Allowed visiting faculty at remuneration of Rs 6,000 a day for professors and Rs 4,000 a day for associate professors adds the daily

Another scheme to direct the best talent to these institutes included the direct hiring of AIIMS PG passouts who would be given an opportunity to be directly appointed as faculty at AIIMS of their choice.

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Apart from the six new AIIMs which are still awaiting faculty, the government is going ahead with plans of opening new AIIMs at Malkangiri, Nagpur and Kalyani by 2019.

Implying that the aim of the government is to replicate the New Delhi AIIMS, a Health Ministry official told Tribune, “AIIMS-Delhi has 42 functional super-specialities. Each new AIIMS has to reach that level. This is the challenge.”

On that, another official said, “These institutes take time to stabilize. AIIMS-Delhi was conceived in the 1960s, but became what it is only in the 1980s.”



Source: with inputs
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    Dr Postgraduate from EU July 19, 2018, 4:45 pm

    Government should allow foreign postgraduates to teach. MCI should allow foreign postgraduate degrees from other developed countries( not necessarily only from 5 English speaking countries). In European Union countries level of postgraduate training is very high.I am Clinical Oncologist and clinical Hematologist , but the pity is that cannot practice in India as my degree is not in the list of \” additional qualifications\”of MCI. Being an EU graduate can work and practise in all the EU countries and in U.K. but not in India.

    Our regulations are so restrictive that we do not allow people to work in India. If given the opportunity would love to work as a faculty at AIIMS and serve our countrymen.

    The problem is that it\’s our stringent , rigid regulations made by old protectionist regimes which do not at all serve our today\’s Indian realia.

    ALLOW FOREIGN POSTGRADUATES.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan July 18, 2018, 12:36 pm

    THE CRISIS IN CREATED BY THE ADD,, MINSTER \” ASSIANS:::; ADMISSTRATRATER. THEY FIND HUNDREDS OF EXCUSES . THE NEWLY STATED AIIMS SHOULD START WORKING LIKE A UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL COLLEGE , BY FULL FILLING NEEDS OF MCI, RESPECTIVE HEALTH UNIVERSITIES. LATER THEY CAN APPLY FOR POST GRADUATE SEATS AND FINALLY AS A SUPERSPECIALISTY CENTRE. FIRST AND FOREMOST LET FILLUP VACANT POSITIONS IMMEDIATELY WITH OUT GIVING EXCUSES.. AND KEEP THOSE STUPID BABUS THE BUREAUCRACTES AWAY FROM HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS. THEY ARE MORE OF A LIABILITY AND NUISANCE , THEY ENJOY WITH SADISTIC PLEASURES. THEY ALWAYS TRY TO DOMINATE DOCTORS, POLICE AND EVEN THE DEFENCE PERSONAL , THEY ARE BIT SCARED OF JUDICIARY AND INTELLIGENT POLITICIANS LIKE DR SUBRAMANIAM SWAMY AND TOUGH POLITICIANS LIKE MAYA, MAMATHA AND JAYA. GIVE ME THE RESPONSIBILITIES , I WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEMS AT THE EARLIEST.

  3. Appointing again and again the retired and old age doctors will create more of unemployment for young faculties who are much much interested with innovative ideas in medical education and highly talented and skilled doctors would lose hope in serving Government and they naturally tend to turn to corporates which bags them with higher packages with equally bagged stress in the name of target. This lowers the standard and quality of really talented doctors and detoriates their exploring skills. Eventually it leads to disinterest in their profession and in turn poors the health care quality. This plan is not welcomable.
    Also, there are so many talented and skilled doctors in our country who are ready to serve the society and the poor. By aiming at filling the AIIMS with AIIMS PG/faculty will definitely create a disinterest in doctors to serve the society.

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    Pushpa chandra July 18, 2018, 9:59 am

    In AIIMS faculty was always very experienced – fresh postgraduates -if given role of faculty – may not be able to fit in those boots .

  5. user
    Dr Ramesh Vardhan July 18, 2018, 3:33 pm

    Have they decidents of Hippocrates family ???. Or have 48 day and 24 months in a year. To have better experience. .if they are well experienced ,then shouldn\’t be a problem.

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    अनिल कुमार July 18, 2018, 2:42 pm

    आपका विचार/कथन सही है,इसका एक अन्य तरीका यह भी हो सकता है कि राज्य सरकारें चिकित्सा विभाग में तैनात उन चिकित्सकों की फैक्लटी के रूप में सेवायें ले जो इसके योग्य हों।

  7. Poor planning
    Firstly it was wrong decision to open new medical colleges in name of AIIMS,strengthening of existing medical colleges would have cost far less n better quality
    90percent of patient only require doctors with MBBS degree qualifications
    But planners are spending money on super specialty which treats less than half percent of patients

  8. user
    Dr Ramesh Vardhan July 18, 2018, 3:36 pm

    You are right, UNFORTUNATELY those guys failed to understand.