Terminated doctor used to harass junior residents, says AIIMS

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Weeks after several faculty members of AIIMS protested a doctor’s removal for allegedly misbehaving with a patient in 2015, its administration on Wednesday said several other complaints, including of harrasment, were pending against him.

The complaints include using objectionable language during ward assessment.

The AIIMS administration has also said that Kuldeep Kumar, 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 the departments.

The AIIMS on January 10 terminated services of Kuldeep Kumar of the medicine department for allegedly misbehaving and manhandling a patient in September last year.

After the incident, a committee was set up under head of the department S.K. Sharma to conduct an inquiry. It decided in late January to terminate Kuldeep Kumar’s contract with the AIIMS.

Following support from some of the faculties, Kuldeep Kumar also sat on a protest outside the director’s office on Wednesday.

The Central Administrative Tribunal recently issued a notice to the AIIMS administration, questioning the inquiry process before the doctor’s removal.

The statement issued by the AIIMS administration said Kuldeep Kumar also had several complaints of frequently harassing junior residents of his department while making various presentations in the department.

“Many patients and staff members have complained against his behaviour,” said the statement issued by the administration.

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