Dr Sarin, Dr Saleem Wani Frontrunners for Director SKIMS Post

Srinagar: The health and medical education department of Jammu and Kashmir has shortlisted 15 candidates for the post of director Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura Srinagar among whom Dr. Yogesh Kumar Sarin and Dr. Mohammad Saleem Wani are the frontrunners.

The interaction with the 15 shortlisted candidates will be held on December 28 with the Selection Committee at SKIMS, Soura, local news reports said.

The H&ME department had issued a notification inviting online applications from Indian nationals for the post of Director, SKIMS, Soura, for which 36 applications were received.

Among the shortlisted include Dr. Yogesh Kumar Sarin Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery Lady Harding Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Bhat,Deptt of Paediatric Research SKIMS, Soura, Dr. Altaf Umar Ramzan Professor & Head Department of Neurosurgery SKIMS, Soura, Dr Umar Javed Shah Dean Medical Faculty and HoD surgical Gastroenterology/Surgical Oncology, Dr. Showkat Ali Mufti Professor & Head, Emergency Medicine Department, SKIMS, Dr Parvaiz Ahmad Koul,Professor & Head, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine, SKIMS, Soura, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Professor and Head Department of CVTS, SKIMS, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Laway Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology, SKIMS Soura, Dr. Showkat Ahmad Secretary Technical, Health & Medical Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, Dr. Naseer Ahmed Mir Professor & Head of Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Department of Orthopaedics, SKIMS Bemina, Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Untoo, Dr. Adil Hafeez Wani Professor & Head of Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, SKIMS, Dr. Mohammad Saleem Wani Professor & Head, Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit, SKIMS Soura, Dr. Abdul Wahid Khan Professor. Department of Psychiatry, GMC Anantnag (Academic Arrangement) and Dr. Tariq Ahmad Gojwari Professor & Head Department of Radio-diagnosis SKIMS, Soura.

As per the notification, these applications were scrutinised for prescribed qualifications and required experience by a Screening Committee, constituted for the purpose by the General Administration Department.

The Screening Committee submitted its report to the General Administration Department, wherein it has shortlisted fifteen candidates for the same.

“Now, therefore, it is to inform all the above applicants that the interaction before the Selection Committee for the post of Director, SKIMS Soura will be held on December 28 at 11:00 AM in the Meeting Hall of Civil Secretariat in Jammu” it reads, adding that the applicants are requested to kindly make it convenient to be present at the scheduled venue, date and time along with their original testimonials, failing which they would not be considered for the personal interaction before the Selection Committee.

They should be prepared to make a brief presentation before the Selection Committee on their vision about the SKIMS institute and the way forward, it added.

Pertinently, Dr A G Ahangar whose term was extended for a period of six months in June had joined as director in July 2016, however, he was removed in January 2018 but he got the top position again in September 2019 after court directions.

Ahangar was supposed to get retired in June this year, however, he has now got extension for period of six months.

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