SRINAGAR: Professor Dr Samia Rashid was appointed as in-charge principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar on Friday. The appointment was declared after the retirement of Dr Parvaiz Ahmad Shah by the administration led by Lt Governor GC Murmu.
“Consequent upon the retirement of Dr Parvaiz Ahmad Shah, Principal, GMC, Srinagar, on February 29, 2020, and in the interest of the administration and patient care, Dr Samia Rashid, professor (head, department of medicine), GMC, Srinagar, shall look after the charge of the post of the Principal, GMC, Srinagar, with effect from March 1, 2020, in addition to her own duties till the post is filled on a regular basis,” reads a statement by the government.
In April 2017, Dr Saima was appointed the Principal, GMC, Srinagar by the state Cabinet. However, in April 2019, the J&K HC set aside the Cabinet order.