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Govt non-serious to tackle AIIMS corruption:Panel

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A Parliamentary panel has strongly deprecated the non-serious approach of the Union Health Ministry in tackling a number of corruption cases at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

It has recommended that the post of a regular Chief Vigilance Officer, CVO at the premier institute be restored. The department-related Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare chaired by MP Satish Chandra Misra has also asked the Ministry to play a proactive role in ensuring expeditious investigations into all the corruption cases at AIIMS and produce an up-to-date status note within three months.

The committee noted that despite unraveling of corruption cases at AIIMS at regular intervals, the Ministry has done away with the regular CVO’s post at AIIMS and the role of the anti-graft officer has been assigned to a Joint secretary in the Ministry.

Earlier, Indian Forest Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed from the post of the CVO for allegedly exposing corruption at the AIIMS. He was recently named as one of the winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015.

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