AIIMS doctor sacked for `molesting` 8-year-old patient

He was terminated on the orders of Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 10:52 AM IST

New Delhi: Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
On Wednesday ordered termination of a senior resident doctor of
premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences who allegedly
molested an eight-year-old brain tumour patient.

This is for the first time in the history of the 54-year-
old institute that a senior resident doctor has been
terminated on the charges of molesting a patient, official
sources said.
The Health Minister in his capacity as the President of
the premier institute issued the order after receiving initial
reports from the officials in this regard, they said.

The Minister has also ordered withdrawing the
registration of the accused doctor in the super-speciality MCh
course in surgical sciences at the institute, sources said.
The doctor with the Neurology Department had molested the
boy on January 23, a day before he was to be discharged from
the hospital, the family of the victim had alleged.

The boy, a resident of north-east Delhi`s Hardevpuri,
was admitted to the hospital on January 18 and had undergone a
brain tumour surgery two days later.

After the matter was brought to the notice of the
hospital authorities, AIIMS administration ordered an inquiry
by a panel headed by senior doctor A C Amini into the
allegations which submitted its report today.

Taking cognizance of the initial report, the Health
Minister issued the orders.