AIIMS, PGI, JIPMER
New Delhi, Oct.05 : AIIMS, PGI, and JIPMER [Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research] will no longer conduct their individual exams for entrance.
This has been decided by the central government and direction has been given by health department under secretary Sunita Dhaundiyal yesterday on 4th October.
In the above said letter it has been said that as per provisions of Medical Commission Act, 2019 all institutes of national importance will not conduct any UG entrance examination on its own 2020 onwards.
Meanwhile, former president of Resident Doctors Association, Dr. Harjeet Bhatti has termed it as threat to autonomy of the institutions and matter of grave concern.
Dr. Bhatti further added that many of the medical professionals are seeing this as a threat to autonomy.
However, when this correspondent asked him about the irregularities prevailing in AIIMS like bribery in treating patients, he avoided that question but he himself admitted that some politicians are vitiating the atmosphere in AIIMS.
At the same time, treasurer of World Medical Association and President of SAARC Medical Assocition, Dr. R. Wankherkar has appreciated this move of government and said that a clean competition will be encouraged through this move.