Your Opinion

Yesterday, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) governing body headed by the Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss decided to sack noted cardio-surgeon and director of AIIMS Dr. Venugopal. Both Anbumani and Dr. Venugopal were at loggerheads for some time now over issues relating to reservations and autonomy in the functioning of the institute. Therefore, the decision should come as no surprise. The decision however wasn’t unanimous and three members protested the minister’s recommendation.

In my opinion it is quite shameful how such an eminent personality like Dr. Venugopal was treated by the Union Minister regardless of his views on reservations (I say this in-spite of being a proponent of reservations). I believe Anbumani Ramadoss is merely using this as an excuse and this has more to do with differences between the two over the functioning of the permier institute. The decision still needs to be ratified by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.

I would like to ascertain your views on this controversy as well as your opinion on the conduct of both Anbumani Ramadoss as well as the Dr. Venugopal during this episode.

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  1. Stalin on

    This is more Politicised now . Both Dr. Venugopal & Anbumani do everything against the interest of the Institution.

    The PM is helpless & he cannot weild the stick against anbumani in view of the coalition politics


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