Section of AIIMS faculty hold candle march for ex-colleague

A section of AIIMS faculty on Friday held a candle march in support of their former colleague, alleging his employment was terminated without proper inquiry.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 04, 2016, 21:59 PM IST

New Delhi: A section of AIIMS faculty on Friday held a candle march in support of their former colleague, alleging his employment was terminated without proper inquiry.

Several senior faculty, members of the Faculty Association of AIIMS (FAAIIMS) took out the march in the campus that ended at the AIMS Director's residence, expressing their solidarity with Kuldeep Kumar, who was an Assistant Professor in the Medicine Department.

AIIMS administration has said Kumar had several complaints against him, including using of "objectionable language" during ward assessment and "bad behaviour" with patients.

His services were terminated 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 S K Sharma, last week that took the decision to terminate Kumar's contract with AIIMS.

Demanding that his termination be withdrawn immediately, FAAIIMS have also written to Union Health Minister J P Nadda.