NEIGRIHMS Director Vs Governing Council: “I was made a scapegoat”, says Dr Thappa
By Lamphrang Nongspung | SHILLONG | Oct 21, 2019:
The Director of NEIGRIHMS, Dr DM Thappa is unwilling to give up without a fight. Days after the Governing Council decided to remove him as the Director of the premier health institute, the incumbent chief said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare should conduct an inquiry to find out on the illegalities which are taking place in the institute.
Annoyed by the decision of the Governing Council to 'unceremoniously' remove him, NEIGRIHMS director, Dr. D.M. Thappa said "The Ministry should visit the institute and conduct a proper inquiry. The truth should come out. The principal of justice should be applied," Dr Thappa said while speaking to the The Northeast Today on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Dr Thappa also said that he was disappointed since it "looks like the whole Governing Council members are up against him."
NEIGRIHMS DIRECTOR SMELLS A RAT
Dr Thappa claimed that he had been told to complete his presentation on the 175 slides which he had prepared within ten minutes during the Governing Council meeting adding that it was impossible since it would need a minimum of one hour to complete the presentation.
"It seems there is some pre-determined plan to oust the current director. I came to learn there was one secret note which was placed before the Governing Council members. I was asked to sit outside since the members of the Governing Council were discussing on my case. If they are deciding on my faith then they should have been informed on the reasons for removing me. Even if they have informed about the reasons then they should give me an opportunity to explain," he said adding that they cannot remove a director of an institute without giving other side an opportunity to present his case.