AIIMS New Delhi again extends tenure of Director, Dr Randeep Guleria
The tenure of the present Director Dr Randeep Guleria has been extended for another three months again, according to a recent office memorandum issued by the premier hospital.
New Delhi: With the ongoing search for a new director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, the term of the present Director Dr Randeep Guleria has been extended for another three months again, according to a recent office memorandum issued by the premier hospital.
Dr Guleria was appointed as the director for a term of five years on March 28, 2017.
Before his tenure was to end on March 24, it was extended by three months till June 24.
"The President, AIIMS, New Delhi is pleased to further extend his tenure as Director, AIIMS, New Delhi w.e.f. 25.06.2022 by three months or by the time a new Director is appointed, whichever is earlier. Other terms and conditions of his appointment would be in accordance with the Rules of the Institute," the fresh memorandum said.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the prime minister met on June 20 seeking a wider panel of names for the post of director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.
"… The Competent Authority in the ACC has directed to return the instant proposal with the request to send a wider panel of names for consideration of the ACC," stated an office memorandum sent to the Union Health Ministry by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training on June 20.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that earlier in March, the names of three doctors, short-listed by a search-cum-selection committee and subsequently approved by the Institute Body, the top decision-making body of the AIIMS, were sent to the ACC for final approval. The three AIIMS doctors whose names were recommended earlier were Nikhil Tandon, head of the department of endocrinology; Rajesh Malhotra, chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre and the head of the department of orthopaedics; and Pramod Garg, professor in the gastroenterology department.
Dr Guleria joined AIIMS as an assistant professor in 1992 and has been the HoD of the department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders, since April 2011. Dr Guleria was conferred with the prestigious "Padma Shri" Award in 2015 by the President of India and recently with "Dr. B.C. Roy Award in the category Eminent Medical Person" for the year 2014.
Dr. Guleria has been a dedicated teacher for undergraduate, postgraduate and DM fellows for the last 30 years. He has been actively involved in taking classes for undergraduate students in the area of respiratory medicine. He has been at the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic, spearheading patient care at the most prestigious medical institute in the country.