Media reports on mass transfers of AIIMS doctors are misleading: Health Ministry
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has termed "fallacious and misleading" media reports purporting that the Health Minister Mandaviya said there will be a mass transfer of AIIMS Delhi doctors.
According to the media reports, the minister made the statement while speaking on the 66th Foundation Day of AIIMS on Saturday
"There have been some media reports alleging that Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare while addressing on the 66th foundation day of AIIMS had given a statement that there will be a mass transfer of doctors of AIIMS Delhi," the health ministry said in a statement.
The said reports further state that the government will soon implement a transfer policy to introduce uniform medical standards in all AIIMS across the country. This policy will lead to mass transfer of doctors of AIIMS Delhi to the new AIIMS, while new doctors will be appointed for AIIMS Delhi.
Issuing a clarification in this regard, the Health Ministry has released an official statement which clearly states, "The headlines of various newspapers quoting the Union Health Minister from yesterday's AIIMS New Delhi 66th foundation day event are incorrect and misleading. The Union Minister did not make such statements. These reports are fallacious, ill-informed and have clearly misrepresented the facts."
The Union Health Ministry had expressed hope that students passing out of AIIMS would enrich the new AIIMS being built across the country. The present faculty with their rich experience can also act as a guiding light to these institutes, the statement added.
The health ministry also shared the link to a YouTube video with the Health Minister's address to further substantiate its clarification.