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Dr Yogesh Chawla appointed as Director, PGIMER Chandigarh

Dr Yogesh K Chawla has been appointed as director, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Prior to this, Dr Chawla was head, department of hepatology, PGIMER. He will be holding office for a period of five years or till the completion of 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

Dr Yogesh K Chawla

According to Dr Yogesh Chawla, his priority would be to give a fillip to organ transplantation and improve emergency care at the hospital. “If all goes well, the PGI would soon go in for heart transplants,” Dr Chawla has said.

A recipient of Dr B C Roy Medical Council of India Silver Jubilee Research Award in 1999 for research in hepatology, Dr Yogesh Chawla joined PGIMER as a lecturer in 1983 and went on to head its hepatology department in 1999.

Dr Chawla took charge of his new responsibilities on October 7. His predecessor Dr K K Talwar demitted office on April 30. In the interim, Dr Vinay Sakhuja, head of the nephrology department, held officiating charge as PGIMER director for over five months. [Source: Tribune, Indian Express]

Update: Dr Chawla’s appointment challenged before Delhi CAT

Dr Digambar Behera, professor, department of pulmonary medicine, PGIMER and one of the shortlisted candidates for the PGIMER director’s post, has filed a petition before Delhi Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) alleging that the selection procedure adopted to appoint Dr Y K Chawla as the institute’s new director was “vitiated”.

“My petition is not against Dr Chawla or any individual. I want to bring out in the open the violations in rules that have been done during the selection procedure and also the deviations from the PGI Act, which is an act of Parliament, that were made in the process,” Dr Digambar Behera, currently on deputation as Director of LRS Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Delhi has said.

The Delhi Tribunal has asked the union health and family welfare and personnel and training secretaries to respond to the accusations. The Selection Committee too has been asked to reply to the allegations. [Source: Indian Express]

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7 Comments

  1. Surendra kumae sharna Surendra kumae sharna Friday, July 13, 2018

    Hello sir my father has a hepitates b patient my father surendra kynar sharma u saw last 5 year u dud all test

  2. Manpreet Manpreet Friday, April 21, 2017

    Hello sir , my father suffers from liver cirrhosis he is ur patient Amrik Singh from Sangrur.u saw my father Monday .u did all test .Now u said only problem is amount of decrease cells ..he has 4 times osephagial varices last year . If its possible tell me my father condition .thnx so much for ur precious time Manpreet

  3. parminder kalsi parminder kalsi Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Recpected sir. My mother has a hepititis-c patients….Regarding this disease he want to meet sir . Please give him some time. Sir please give me some time save my mother life.my mother liver problem . Please reply sir . because I have no more time. With regards. PARMINDER KALSI.( MANDI GOBINDGARH. DISTRICT FATEH GARH …. PUNJAB )

  4. Ramrati Ramrati Monday, July 6, 2015

    Pain in heart and left arm& shoulder

  5. soumyashree sahoo soumyashree sahoo Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Respected sir,
    my uncle has a hepatitis-B patient..Regarding this disease he wants to meet you sir.Please give him some time when ever you allow will come without any delay..sir please kindly give me some time to save my uncle’s life..reply soon as well as possible.Because i have no more time.
    with regards
    Soumyashree sahoo
    from-Odisha

  6. Pavani M Pavani M Friday, February 8, 2013

    Recent appointments of directors of some of the central medical institutes in Delhi were also unsexpected. Now one more controversy has been raised over the selection of director of PGMER .All these are probably a pointer to bias and favouritism at highest level.If the petition of dr D.Behera is upheld,the image of central health ministry will pluge to low level.

  7. Nav Rattan Dev Nav Rattan Dev Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Respected sir,
    i’m a patent of Hbsag +. Regarding this degases i want meet you sir. Please give some time when ever you allow will come without any delay. sir my father was also your patent and he was expired on 18.1.1998 in P.G.I. Chandigarh Name of my father was Dr. Surender Kumar and he was admitted in Male Medical ward 5th floor C Block under your guide lines. sir plese give some time to save my life. sir i’m the eldest one in my whole family kindly look in this matter personally.
    with Regards
    Nav Rattan Dev

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