The country’s premium medical college and hospital, All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has got a new director in Dr M Srinivas. Dr Srinivas who is currently dean of ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Hyderabad was earlier a professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at AIIMS-Delhi.
Dr Srinivas will be replacing Dr Randeep Guleria. Dr Guleria had received an extension for the post of AIIMS director twice. He joined the role on March 28, 2017.
After several considerations, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) recommended Dr Srinivas’ name.
The appointment is “for a period of five years w.e.f the date of assumption of charge of the post, or till attaining the age of 65 years, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.” “Ex-post facto approval for continuation of Dr Randeep Guleria as Director AIIMS, New Delhi w.ef. March 25, 2022 for six months, or till joining of the new Director, whichever is earlier,” it stated further.