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Indian-origin doctor Anjali who attacked Uber driver fired

anjali-ram 'There is absolutely no excuse for my actions, I’m ashamed, I have hurt so many people with this,’ Dr Anjali Ramkissoon said on a TV show | picture courtesy: Facebook
  • Ramkissoon, who was a four-year neurology resident at a hospital, was seen in a video attempting to strike and scratch an Uber driver, climbing into the man's vehicle and throwing objects out of it, all the while yelling and swearing at him and trying to force him to drive her home without a reservation.

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

Anjali Ramkissoon has been on administrative leave since the video of her tantrum, reportedly fully inebriated, surfaced in January.

According to a statement released by a spokeswoman for Jackson Health System, Ramkissoon's service was terminated from her position.

"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, all the while yelling and swearing at him and trying to force him to drive her home without a reservation.

The driver has so far opted to remain anonymous and has declined to press charges. Ramkissoon later apologised for the incident.

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

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