AIIMS faces exodus of doctors

NEW DELHI The countrys premier medical institute AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences is facing staff crunch with only 400 doctors on its payrolls against a sanctioned strength of 625

The hospital caters to 8000 patients on a daily basis Adding to the woes of the premier hospital there have been instances where doctors have quit in the past couple of years for better pay and work opportunities in private hospitals in India and abroad

In the past ten months eight doctors including three department heads have quit

quotI quit as my potential at AIIMS was not being properly exploited I was given the robotic equipment for surgery only once a week as other departments needed it As a result of which I just did 68 surgeries in four years Here I have done 11 cases in 30 daysquot Dr Arvind Kumar who is now a surgeon with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said

Among others who quit include Dr H H Dash Head of neuroanaesthesia Dr Supriyo Ghosh Head of department of ophthalmology Dr Rani A Sundar assistant professor anaesthesiology Dr John Ranjan Behara assistant professor orthopaedics Dr Vinay Gulati Department of medicine and Dr C Venkata Kartikeyan ENT Department and Dr Manish Sharma assistant professor neurosurgery

Dr H H Dash presently the head of neuroanaesthesia and hostel superintendent at AIIMS has also put in his papers

quotI have served the hospital for over 30 years I have nothing against the institute I have taken a VRS and by resigning I am giving opportunity to othersquot he said

Date : 27 Apr, 2012
Reference : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/AIIMS-faces-exodus-of-doctors/articleshow/12881934.cms

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