Doctor Was Dismissed for Bad Behaviour: AIIMS

Published: 03rd February 2016 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2016 10:15 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: AIIMS administration today said Dr Kuldeep Kumar, whose termination has triggered protests by faculty members, had several complaints against him, including for using objectionable language during ward assessment and bad behaviour with patients.             

The head of medicine department in his complaint to the AIIMS Director against Dr Kumar, had said that the latter during his stint with the institution as assistant professor in the medicine department, was writing and disseminating objectionable e-mails against senior professors and heads of departments.       

Also, Kumar frequently harassed Junior Residents of the department and that many patients and staff members have complained against him, AIIMS said.      

Dr Kumar today sat on dharna outside the Director's office with some faculty members in protest against his termination.               

The Faculty Association of AIIMS (FAAIIMS) has condemned the institute's decision of sacking the senior doctor and has announced support to him. Demanding that his termination be withdrawn immediately, they have also written to Union Health Minister.

AIIMS had terminated the services of Dr Kumar on January 10 for allegedly misbehaving with and manhandling a patient in September last year.     

A committee, set up after the incident under the department head Dr S K Sharma, last week took the decision to terminate Dr Kumar's contract with AIIMS.               

Earlier, a doctor associated with FAAIIMS said, "Only seven faculties have been terminated till now in the history of AIIMS, but that was also because they went abroad and did not respond to the communication by the institution about their return."

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