AIIMS faculty to help ex-colleague fight legal case

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The faculty association of AIIMS here has decided to contribute money to help an ex-colleague who they say was removed without proper inquiry from the institution for allegedly manhandling a patient.

The decision to help Kuldeep Kumar in his legal fight was taken in the general body meeting of the faculty association on Wednesday.

“A decision of contributing money by all the members of the faculty association was taken recently. This is to support one of our colleagues Kuldeep Kumar, who was removed without proper inquiry,” Nand Kumar, President of the faculty association of AIIMS, told IANS.

According to the association, a candle-light march and a silent protest will also be held in the coming week.

“The doctors have decided to protest against the removal of Kuldeep Kumar by wearing black badges in the hospital,” said Nand Kumar.

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

A committee was set up under department head S.K. Sharma, which in January took the decision to terminate the services of Kuldeep Kumar and another doctor.

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued a notice to the AIIMS administration, demanding a reply by April 4 as to why was the doctor not given a chance to have his say.

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