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Union Health Ministry plans Placement Cell at AIIMS

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Union Health Ministry plans Placement Cell at AIIMS

“At present, many doctors who do not get a job in the New Delhi campus choose to join private institutions or go abroad. We want to retain our talent by consolidating all vacancies and making an advance offer,” Health Minister JP Nadda

New Delhi: As per a recent announcement made by the Union Health Minister JP Nadda, AIIMS is soon going to have a dedicated ‘placement cell’. The move comes with an aim of providing good career opportunities to the doctors passing out from the prestigious institute, many of whom currently go to other countries to find better placements. This comes despite the fact that there are so many vacancies for medical practitioners within the government setup, even at the upcoming AIIMS

“At present, many doctors who do not get a job in the New Delhi campus choose to join private institutions or go abroad. We want to retain our talent by consolidating all vacancies and making an advance offer,” Nadda stated.

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“AIIMS is a culture, a legacy that its students, faculty, and administration have created over the last six decades. We want to employ the pass-outs from its parent institution so as to spread the same culture in newer institutions,” he added

While appreciating the government’s move, the Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, president of AIIMS’ Resident Doctors’ Association told TOI that that proper ideation on placement for institute doctors is need of the hour.

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“I am glad the government is thinking in this direction. We want to work with the institute but there are few vacancies and that too are notified over the year. If the government consolidate vacancies and declare them at the time of completion of senior residency, many students can benefit,” he affirmed.

The trainee doctors at the institute who are from other states would be happy to serve in the new AIIMS-like institutions in their respective states as well, the RDA president added.

The six new AIIMS in Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh are short of staff and the infrastructure is also less than satisfactory. But the government says that is an initial glitch and they were working towards making them institutions of national importance, reports TOI.

Speaking to the daily, the Health Minister confirmed that the ministry is also starting a mentorship programme under which professors of eminence from AIIMS, New Delhi will be given the mandate to guide the upcoming AIIMS. “There will be faculty and student exchange programmes on regular basis,” he added.

In 2006, the government decided to open an institute such as AIIMS in different areas of the country so that people from other parts of the country did not have to come to Delhi for treatment. So far, 6 new AIIMS has started and 20 plans to be constructed.

Read Also: No Funds for 4 New AIIMS: Health Ministry looks to HRD Ministry to borrow funds


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  1. Sad fact of Indian political Godfathers where talents are rotting due to political hubris and ego. Leaders have no respect for merit and expects merit to serve them (instead of country) as their slave. I have tasted it personally following my sacrifice of career back home after return from UK.

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    SANDEEP MOHINDRA May 24, 2018, 7:01 am

    Eye wash…..plz go throu ongoing faculty recruitment at AIIMS, Rishikesh. Almost all new posts for faculty belong to reserved category. Presently, all govt institutions of national importance like AIIMS or PGI are loaded with caste-based category clinicians. What talent ? Which talent?
    Govt should decide first, it wants talent or appeasement of public. Lets not mis-guide wonderful talented general category brains passing out from AIIMS or PGI. Let them move ahead, if Govt is more concerned with appeasement politics. Peace…plz go throu AIIMS, RIshikesh website. All surgeons posts belong to SC / ST / OBC…..What non-sense health minister is talking about? These politicians are anyway going to get themselves treated abroad only…@Manohar Parriker.

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    अनिल कुमार May 23, 2018, 9:51 am

    अच्छा निर्णय!

  4. good proposal….
    only thing is it should not be corruption cell instead placement cell….
    make everything online….only thing which will give credibility to this cell is 100% Transparency….
    put it under RTI aggressively….n proactively make this cell accountable to Respected all docs….

  5. First end the requirement of 3 years senior residency for becoming assistant professor. Many passout from aiims are unable to join it because of this non academic requirement and many postgraduates from mediocre colleges take advantage of this. Non academic senior residency makes no sense.

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