Baijal transfers Delhi Health Secretary

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal transferred Delhi Health Secretary Chandraker Bharti to the state government’s Environment and Forest department, an official said on Thursday.

“Chandraker Bharti, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), holding additional charge of Secretary (Environment and Forest) is transferred and posted as Secretary (Environment and Forest),” an order from LG office said.

The order issued on Wednesday became public on Thursday.

Bharti, an IAS officer of 1996 batch of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre, was replaced by Madhup Vyas, a 2000 batch IAS officer of the same cadre.

Bharti has constantly been at loggerheads with the government, the most recent instance being his “refusal to visit a hospital along with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain where a patient died due to non-availability of a ventilator”.