Rumour Mill: Fake order states AIIMS Rishikesh to be given away on contract; perpetrators to face legal action
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand): Controversy surrounded the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh (AIIMS Rishikesh), after rumours circulated that the hospital is now going to be handed over to a contractor on contract for a period of 11 years.
The fake order soon became viral on Social Media, sending the entire administration into a state of flux.
"On June 18, 2019, some people circulated a letter on social media attributing to me. The letter claimed that AIIMS Rishikesh was being given on contract. No such letter has been issued by AIIMS administration," said Shashi Kant, Administrative Officer, Rishikesh AIIMS.
"I received many calls after the letter went viral on social media. This letter was fake," Kant added.The fake order showed the letter was signed by Shashi Kant, was issued on June 18. It claimed that the said contract would be valid for 11 years.
It purportedly asked an agency to select 600 nurses, 35 MBBS doctors, 250 technical and 300 non-technical staff, 230 computer operators, 50 lab tech workers among others for the institute.
With the letter soon going viral on social media, Rishikesh AIIMS on Tuesday said that it will initiate legal action against those involved in faking a letter purportedly showing the premier medical institute was to be handed over to a contractor for 11 years under an agreement.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh (AIIMS Rishikesh) is a medical college, Hospital and medical research public university, based in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. The Institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, serves as the president. It is one of the Institutes of National Importance in India.
As of 2019, AIIMS Rishikesh hospital has 880 beds, 15 functional modular operating theatres, 17 functional super speciality and 18 speciality functional