HOSTON -- A 30-year-old Indian-origin doctor at a US hospital has been fired after a video 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.
Hey, I would like to apologize for the uber driver that I hurt and messing up his old car #uber— Anjali Ramkissoon (@anjaliramkisson) January 23, 2016
The video of the incident has nearly seven million views and sparked a lot of outrage and controversy.
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