The Institute Director sent on forced leave by the Principal Secretary, Health

While three doctors, serving in important positions at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Adilabad, were served with notice of termination of service, the Institute Director was sent on forced leave by the Principal Secretary, Health.

This constitutes a corrective measure taken by the government after the services at RIMS began getting affected due to functional lapses on part of the doctors.

The doctors, who were served with one month’s notice of termination of service, are K.N. Ibatte, Professor and Head of the Department, Surgery; Dr. Pramod Jadhav, Professor and Head of the Department, ENT and Dr. Joshi, Assistant Professor of Anatomy. The Director, M. Ravinder Reddy, handed over the charge of the Institute to Dr. M. Shashidhar before going on leave.

A three-member team deputed by the Director of Medical Education had recently inquired into the complaints against the doctors in question with regard to non-performance and other misdemeanours including reporting to duty in inebriated state.

The charges were apparently found to be true going by the move of the government.

According to a memo issued by the Principal Secretary, Health, the action against the Director was a result of a report sent by Adilabad Collector A. Ashok a few days ago.

The latter had opined that continuation of the incumbent in the post may disrupt smooth functioning of the RIMS besides threatening law and order situation.