Delhi

Plagiarism hits AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has said that it will look into the allegation of plagiarism against one of its doctors from the Department of Medicine. Senior officials said action will be taken against the physician if found guilty.

Trouble began in 2011 when International Health Research Magazine ‘ The New England Journal of Medicine ’ published Dr S.K. Sharma’s report on obesity. The publication found that the information in the research paper was copied from another already published research report.

Dr. Sharma was reportedly caught when The New England Journal of Medicine demanded clarification over some points mentioned in the research paper.

“Dr. Sharma was reportedly unable to clarify those points in front of the team. The New England Journal of Medicine is said to have found that facts stated in page 18 and 19 had been copied,’’ a senior official at AIIMS.

The Hindu tried to contact Dr. Sharma, but he was not available for comments.



Information in one research paper was found copied from another already published report




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