Dr. M. Srinivas is named the new director of AIIMS.

Srinivas will serve for a period of five years, or until he reaches the age of 65 years . Srinivas was the Dean of the Employees State Insurance Company Hospital and Medical College in Sanathnagar, Hyderabad .

New Delhi, September 23: The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Dr M Srinivas to the newly established All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Friday.Srinivas will serve for a period of five years, or until he reaches the age of 65 years.Srinivas was the Dean of the Employees State Insurance Company (ESIC) Hospital and Medical College in Sanathnagar, Hyderabad, at the time of his appointment.Dr Randeep Guleria, the current AIIMS director, came to a conclusion on Friday.

According to sources, there were many other medical professionals whose names were included in the list, apart from Srinivas.Dr. Sanjay Behari, the Director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, is one of the names being considered.Dr Pramod Garg, a professor in the gastroenterology department, Dr Nikhil Tandon, professor of endocrinology, and Dr Rajesh Malhotra, chief of the AIIMS Trauma unit, were announced earlier in March.His name was sent to the ACC, which is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.