New Delhi: Dr. MC Mishra, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) retired on Tuesday, after a three year and three month tenure. Dr Balram Airan, Dean AIIMS, and Chief of Cardio Thoracic Centre has taken over charge as Acting Director for the interim period. He will continue till the Appointment Committee finalizes on the name of a new head for the institute.
Names of three doctors -- HOD Paediatrics, Dr V K Paul, HOD Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorder, Dr Randeep Guleria; Cardiology Professor, Dr Balram Bhargava have been shortlisted by the Institute Body of AIIMS and forwarded to the ACC, headed by the Prime Minister, for final selection.
Mr. Mishra’s charge as Head- AIIMS, Trauma Centre has been handed over to HOD, Surgery, Dr Anurag Srivastava.
Mr. Mishra during his 39 month tenure as Head, AIIMS took the medical institution to newer heights. The JPN Apex Trauma Centre expansion and construction of the surgical block are symbolic of his contribution , stated a Health Ministry release.
Mr. Mishra also showed outstanding leadership by taking AIIMS delegations to the EAS Round Table Conference on Trauma Care, the world Trauma Congress and the 2 AIIMS-FAM Conferences in New Delhi and Paris.
The institute’s new Departments of Rheumatology and Burns and Plastic Surgery go to his credit, not to forget the significant role played by him in the AIIMS Digital Project.
"His relationship with Chiefs of Centres, Heads of Departments, Medical Superintendents and the AIIMS Officials was cordial and constructive. He was a firm administrator, a man of great resilience, boundless energy and positivism," the Health Ministry statement said.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Director (Administration), AIIMS, V Srinivas said,"In his tenure as Director AIIMS, Dr Mishra created a dynamic policy environment, with adequate resource availability where meritocracy could thrive and high achievers reach their promised potential.”
"Today there is all round recognition that the AIIMS is on a high growth path fulfilling its trinity of missions as the Apex Medical Sciences University of India, with the largest pool of medical talent capable of matching the best in the world," Srinivas added, says a TOI report.