Venugopal's extension sought in vain by patients mother

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New Delhi, July 02 : The Delhi High Court has refused here today to extend the tenure of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director P Venugopal on the plea of a petitioner that her son is yet to receive final treatment under him.

The AIIMS director is retiring on Wednesday (July 2).

The High Court has dismissed the plea of a patient's mother seeking Venugopal's extension by six months to help her son receive final treatment under him.

Justice G S Sistani said, "This is a prompted petition and if you were concerned for the treatment of your child, then you would have approached us earlier."

He further added that there has not been any precedence where Director's tenure has been extended for just one patient, as there are thousands of patients being treated in the hospital.

Meera Mishra, the petitioner said that her son's treatment remains incomplete as Dr Venugopal was removed from the post earlier this year, and it may remain so if his term in office is not extended.

The child is suffering from heart problem as one of the heart valves was not working properly and Venugopal has been treating the boy.

The Parliament passed the AIIMS (amendment) Bill 2007, in November last year, following which Venugopal was out of the office of Director but the Supreme Court in its judgement reinstated him on 8th May.

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