NEW DELHI: The proposed transfer of medical colleges of Safdarjung Hospital and RML Hospital from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to Delhi University has been “cancelled”, according to Health Ministry, prompting the striking students to call off their stir.
The Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) of Safdarjung Hospital and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital currently operate under GGSIPU, which comes under Delhi government.
The proposal to transfer the two colleges under University of Delhi was recently initiated, but was cancelled by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), according to an official notice of the Ministry.
“I, Dr Jagdish Prasad, DGHS, Nirman Bhawan, hereby cancel the proposal of transfer of VMMC, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals from the GGSIP University to Delhi University and I also state that this will never happen,” the notice from the Health Ministry reads.
The agitation that started Monday morning and affected OPD services at both the hospitals was called off after the notification was issued.
Resident doctors of VMMC had also staged a protest last week outside Medical Superintendent’s office of Safdarjung Hospital over the proposed shifting of the medical colleges.