The faculty associations of AIIMS and PGI on Monday demanded immediate implementation of the rotatory headship system. They blamed the present system of permanent headship in the two premier health institutes for the “lack of democratic decision-making, unfair distribution of work, and harassment of junior faculty members”.
Expressing anguish over the “unwarranted delay” in the implementation of the approved reform, the office bearers of the associations wrote a letter to the health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
In their letter to NITI Ayog member Dr VK Paul, AIIMS Delhi said the current practice of permanent headship is responsible for the exodus of talented faculty members from the institutes due to the vicious and unfriendly working environment in the department.
Similarly, PGI Chandigarh faculty association said the rotatory headship will create a democratic and conducive environment in the functioning of the departments. In the letter, the associations stated that its implementation has been ensured by the health minister himself in the Parliament. TOI