Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, Apr 17: According to the sources, Ministry of Health and Medical Education is likely to replace principal GMC, Jammu shortly.
On December 2, 2015 the then Health and Medical Education Minister Choudhary Lal Singh had ordered transfer of Principal Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu Ganshyam Dev Gupta as Head of Department (HoD) Radiology in the GMC and posted HoD Pharmacology Dr Zahid Geelani as the new Principal.
Though, elevation of Dr Geelani as Principal was not a reshuffle, it was demotion for the then principal, who had invited former Minister’s wrath by refusing to obey his illegitimate directions, according to the sources.
Sources added that a pack of former Minister’s loyalists had done hectic lobbying to replace Dr Ghanshyam, since the time Taj Mohi-i-din was the Minister H&ME , but they succeed only after formation of state government led by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed”
Dr Zahid Gillani was appointed principal of the GMC Jammu in addition to professor and head pharmacology department and nodal officer of upcoming new medical collage at Rajouri.
Sources said the deteriorating condition of basic facilities in GMC during first visit of, new Health Minister had infuriated the latter and his despondency, according to sources, could soon result in recall of Dr. Ghanshyam Dev, as principal GMC, Jammu.