New AIIMS chief

The senior-most faculty member of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Prof. G. K. Rath, will take charge as the acting Director of the institute until further orders.

The order issued by the Union Health Ministry has come a day after AIIMS director Prof. R.C. Deka retired from the post on Monday. Dr. Deka is a renowned E.N.T surgeon and known for cochlear implant. His farewell function was presided over by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and AIIMS president Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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