Dr Sunanda Raina replaces Dr Zahid Geelani
By Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR: The government has removed Dr Zahid Gillani as the in-charge principal of Government Medical College Jammu and assigned the charge to Dr Sunanda Raina, HoD Anatomy department. Dr Gillani, head of Pharmacology department had taken over the charge of principal on December 3, 2015, from Dr Ghanshyam Dev Gupta who was also removed within 20 months.
An order issued by the Commissioner/Secretary Health and Medical Education department M K Bhandhari Dr Sunanda Raina “shall look after the work of the post of principal GMC Jammu” in addition to her own duties in her own pay and grade till further order relieving Dr Zahid Geelani.
Unhappy with the development, Dr Gillani said he was unaware of the reason behind the sudden move. “It is sheer injustice with me on part of serving this institute for more than 30 years. They have not assigned any reason. The only thing I feel bad about it is the decision being taken on grounds of nothing practical,” Dr Gillani said adding, that a proper procedure has to be followed based on merit and seniority.
Gillani said Dr Sunanda was last in the panel of probables for the post.