US: Indian-origin doctor Anjali who attacked Uber driver fired

  • PTI, Houston
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2016 23:15 IST
‘There is absolutely no excuse for my actions, I’m ashamed, I have hurt so many people with this,’ Dr Ramkissoon said on a TV show. (Picture courtesy: Instagram)

A 30-year-old Indian-origin doctor at a US hospital has been fired after a video that showed her attacking an Uber driver in his vehicle in Miami went viral.

Anjali Ramkissoon has been on administrative leave since the video surfaced in January. She was reportedly inebriated when the incident took place.

Ramkissoon was fired, according to a statement released by the spokesperson of Jackson Health System.

“Jackson Health System is moving forward with the termination of Dr Anjali Ramkissoon, a resident doctor,” The Miami Herald quoted the statement as saying.

“She is entitled to an appeal process.”

Ramkissoon, who was a four-year neurology resident at the hospital, was seen in the video attempting to strike and scratch the driver, climbing into the man’s vehicle and throwing objects out of it, while yelling and swearing at him and trying to force him to drive her home without a reservation.

The driver has opted to remain anonymous and has declined to press charges.

Ramkissoon later apologised for the incident.

This photo from University of Miami’s website shows their epilepsy team members. Anjali Ramkissoon was a second-year neurology resident when this picture was taken. (Picture courtesy: University of Miami)

The video of the incident has nearly seven million views and sparked outrage and controversy.

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