Hartford (US), Jan 26 (AP) A prominent, now-retired orthodontics Indian-origin professor at the University of Connecticut subjected Muslim and Arab resident doctors at the school to disparaging remarks about their nationalities and retaliated against them when they cooperated with an inquiry into his conduct, according to a school investigation report. Also Read - Two Afghan Women Supreme Court Judges Shot Dead in Kabul
Among the allegations in the July 2016 report against Dr. Also Read - Imran Khan Says His Govt Wants To Learn From China's Development Model to Eradicate Poverty
Ravindra Nanda are that he called some resident doctors members of the Islamic State, said the FBI might think he is building an “ISIS cell” because of the large number of Saudis in his program, allowed only North American students and residents to treat Caucasian patients and scuttled a job application for a woman resident doctor. Also Read - US Elections 2020: Milford's Unmasked Voters Can Cast Ballots, But May Have to Stay Outside
Nanda, 74, a native of an area of former British India that is now part of Pakistan, denied all the allegations. He retired last fall, more than a year after the report was issued.
The report by an investigator with UConn Health’s Office of Institutional Equity found the testimony of several resident doctors credible and recommended that UConn Health officials consider disciplining Nanda. The resident doctors’ names are blacked out in the report.
It is not clear, however, whether Nanda was disciplined.
Chris Hyers, chief communications officer for UConn Health, said Thursday that leaders of the Farmington campus took “appropriate measures” in response to the investigation findings. He would not elaborate. (AP)
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.