Transfer of VMMC and PGIMER under DU cancelled

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The medical colleges of Safdarjung hospital and the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital will not be brought under the University of Delhi, the Health Ministry said on Monday, prompting the striking students to call off their agitation.

The Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) of the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital currently operate under the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIP).

A proposal to transfer the two colleges under the University of Delhi was recently initiated, but it was cancelled by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS).

“I, Jagdish Prasad, DGHS, Nirmal Bhawan, hereby cancel the proposal of transfer of VMMC, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals from the GGSIP University to Delhi University and I also state that this will never happen,” said a notice from the Health Ministry.

The agitation which started on Monday morning and led to halt of OPD services at both the hospitals, was called off after the notification.

According to sources, Health Ministr J.P. Nadda has initiated an inquiry against the DGHS Jagdish Prasad for issuing the proposal without informing him.



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