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‘Taware’s removal was recommended in the past too’


'Taware's removal was recommended in the past too'

Two doctors of the Sassoon General Hospital being taken into police custody after their arrest for alleged manipulation of blood samples and destruction of evidence in the case of a car accident involving a 17-year-old boy, in Pune.

Maharashtra government’s Directorate of Medical Education and Research (


) on Monday set up a three-member committee to probe the ‘misconduct’ by two doctors of

Sassoon General Hospital


Ajay Taware


Shrihari Halnor

, who were arrested for allegedly manipulating the

blood sample reports

of the teenager involved in the May 19 Porsche car crash.
DMER director Dilip Mhaisekar told TOI that the directorate had recommended Dr

Taware’s removal

as the superintendent of Sassoon hospital in the past, while questioning his role during an alleged kidney racket case in 2022 and a rat bite case reported last month.

“Despite our action, Dr Taware was brought back as the superintendent by hospital dean Vinayak Kale. Dr Kale needs to answer on whose orders from govt he brought back Dr Taware,” said Mhaisekar.
The three members will visit Sassoon hospital on Tuesday and inspect all the necessary documents.

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