The Union Ministry of Health has explained that media reports by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya say the mass transfer of AIIMS Delhi’s doctors is “wrong and misleading.”
The Ministry said that certain reports reported that Mandaviya had been speaking about such a mass transfer on Saturday in Delhi of the 66th day of the foundation of the All Inde Medical Institute (AIIMS). They also stated that in the near future the government will adopt a transfer policy to implement uniform medical standards throughout the country in all AIIMS systems.
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, the ministry stated.
“It is clarified that 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 yesterday. These reports are fallacious, ill-informed and have clearly misrepresented the facts,” the health ministry clarified on Sunday.
“Mandaviya 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,” it further added.
The ministry also shared the link to a YouTube video with the Health Minister’s address to further substantiate its clarification.