AIIMS Patna doctor served show-cause notice for private practice, doctor denies allegation
Patna: Brewing controversy, a doctor attached to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna has denied charges of private practice against him and alleged that despite many of the doctors continuing their private practice, the institution has selectively targeted him unreasonably.
As per a recent media report in the Hindustan Times, the AIIMS administration issued a show-cause notice to one of the assistant professors in the Department of Gastroenterology on 13th March after complaints alleging that the doctor was involved in private practice was moved with the authorities.
However, the doctor refused to accept the allegations of unethical practices and laxity in work and condemned the administration for bringing a selective attack on him.
To mention, AIIMS doctors are barred from private practice as they get Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) which contributed to 20% of their basic salary. Following the same, the institution has been active in identifying doctors who have continued their private practice despite accepting NPA.
The doctor stated that he was associated with practice privately before joining the AIIMS-Patna as an assistant professor on August 3, 2018. "The private clinic, where I used to practice, is currently run by my sister-in-law and I am not associated with it anymore," he said.