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As per the information shared by the CPIO of the faculty & recruitment cells of AIIMS Delhi, 40 doctors/ assistant professors, 31 nursing officers, & one medical physicist are working on a contractual basis in 24 departments of the institute.
Out of the over 40 departments and speciality centres, none have the required number of doctors, data revealed. Notably, the maximum number of vacant posts are with the mother and child care unit.
AIIMS Delhi Staff Crisis: RTI Reply
As many as 363 posts of doctors/faculty members and 1,055 posts of paramedical staff are lying vacant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, according to the response to an RTI query filed by a TOI correspondent to check the AIIMS Delhi Staff Crisis. The institute has a total of 1,207 sanctioned posts of doctors/faculty members as of March 21, 2023, and 8,225 posts of paramedical staff as of March 15, 2023, revealed the data.
As per the details shared by the chief public information officers of the faculty and recruitment cells of AIIMS-Delhi, a total of 40 doctors/assistant professors, 31 nursing officers and one medical physicist are working on a contractual basis in 24 departments of the premier institute. Out of over 40 departments and speciality centres, none have the required number of doctors, revealed the data.
According to the information provided regarding the AIIMS Delhi Staff Crisis, the major departments with vacant posts of faculty members include – – obstetrics and gynaecology department (12 vacancies), paediatrics (10), anatomy (7), haematology (6), emergency medicine (5), pathology (5), gastroenterology and human nutrition (4), pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine (4), physiology (4), pharmacology (4), radio-diagnosis and interventional radiology (4), surgical disciplines (4), urology (3), microbiology (3), otorhinolaryngology (3), anesthesiology (2), biostatics (2), dermatology and venereology (2), geriatric medicine (2), nephrology (2), nuclear medicine (2), orthopaedics (2), gastrointestinal surgery and liver transplantation (2). The data of speciality centres operated by the hospital shows the availability of 14 vacancies at the cardio-thoracic centre. These include seven posts for cardiologists and four for cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons. Meanwhile, the centre for dental education and research has 10 vacant posts and the neuro-sciences centre has 14 openings. These include five posts for neurologists and three for neurosurgeons. The surgical unit has a total of 13 vacant positions for doctors.
At the Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, six posts including five for ophthalmologists have not been filled. Two posts are vacant at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and nine at the plastic, burn and reconstructive surgery unit. Dr BRA Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital has around 21 faculty positions available. These include four posts for radiation oncology, medical oncology (4) and surgical oncology (3). At the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, a total of 35 faculty posts are lying vacant. These include 10 posts for trauma surgery, neuro-surgery (7) and surgical clinical care (6).
Administered by AIIMS Delhi, the National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar district of Haryana has 52 vacancies. This Institute is also facing AIIMS Delhi Staff Crisis.Last month, in response to a question raised in the Parliament, the union health ministry had released information on the vacant positions of doctors, nurses and other support staff at 24 centre-run hospitals. The data showed that of the total 27,483 vacancies, 23,025 positions have not been filled in 14 AIIMS across the country.
Meanwhile, the ministry is examining the possibility of introducing centralised recruitment for faculty and nonfaculty to address the AIIMS Delhi Staff Crisis means shortage of personnel at the institute. In this regard, a three-membered committee headed by Dr VK Paul, member (Health), NITI Aayog was constituted last month