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Dr Savita Babbar relieved from the post of medical director of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital

New Delhi: Delhi government’s department of health and family welfare on Saturday issued an order relieving Dr Savita Babbar from the post of medical director of the Delhi government-run Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital.

Dr Babbar has also been relieved from the post of Regional Director of Health Services (West). She has now been posted in the DDU Hospital’s anaesthesia department. The order, however, did not mention any reason for the transfer.

Dr Punita Mahajan, medical director of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital and Regional Director of Health Services (North), has been given the additional charge for the time being.

Recently, Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) hospital was in news for allegedly selling vacant posts of junior doctors. “We are asked to pay around Rs 70,000-Rs 80,000 if we want to get the job. The price is even higher if we want a specific department. The choice of a particular department will cost an additional Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000,” said a doctor who purportedly went through the process.

According to Dr Babbar, she took some serious actions against doctors who were involved in private practices along with the government job. “This might be a repercussion of the same. I have taken some important decisions to improve the overall functioning of the hospital. I am happy with what I have done and what I will be doing in the future,” she has been quoted by Mail Today as saying.

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