The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has sacked the senior resident doctor accused of sexually abusing an eight-year-old patient in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad cleared the doctor’s dismissal on Wednesday evening after a hospital committee, which was probing the charge, submitted its report.
“Taking into consideration the committee’s report, the senior residency of the accused doctor has been terminated with immediate effect. He will no longer be able to treat patients or pursue his course at the hospital,” said Dr YK Gupta, AIIMS spokesperson.
In a written complaint to the hospital administration on January 24, the boy’s parents accused the doctor of trying to have oral sex with their son in the doctor’s duty room on January 23.
The police are still waiting for the report filed by the hospital committee. “The report is important for our investigations. We are also conducting a parallel probe,” said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (South).