Anjali Ramkissoon Indian-origin doctor at a US Miami 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. Jackson Health System officials released a statement Friday saying that fourth-year neurology resident Anjali Ramkissoon would be terminated.
The Herald says the incident took place in Miami’s Brickell area and was posted by someone using the YouTube account Juan Cinco. It shows a woman hitting the Uber driver in the face, then demanding a ride in a profanity-laced rant. Anjali 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.
In media interviews after the incident, Anjali Ramkissoon apologized and acknowledged there was no excuse for her actions. She said she had broken up with her boyfriend minutes before and her father had been hospitalized. She acknowledged she had been drinking that evening.
Anjali Ramkissoon said she had received death threats following the video’s release.
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