The HoD (head of the department) of Pathology, Dr. Naveen Thapliyal has now been given the chargeship of Principal by Dr. Pradip Bharati Gupta, the Principal of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC), who has ended his three years of service. On Friday, it is announced that Dr. Gupta, an eminent Neuro-surgeon, would now rejoin Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Gupta was influential in managing permission from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for three batches of MBBS students for the newly set up college. Prior to his time of service, many attempts to seek permission the state medical education department to obtain nod of the MCI was gone in vain.
The Uttarakhand Government has considered his role in setting up the medical college, had given him a year more of service to GDMC. The NOC from the Uttar Pradesh had however not reached yet. GDMC expects to have him back, once the necessary permissions are dealt with.