New Delhi (Agencies): Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday ordered termination of a senior resident doctor of premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences on charge of allegedly molesting an eight-year-old brain tumour patient.

This is for the first time in the history of the 54-year-old institute that a senior resident doctor has been ousted on the charges of molesting a patient, official sources said.

The Health Minister in his capacity as the President of the Delhi-based institute issued the order after receiving preliminary reports from the officials in this regard, they said.

The Minister has even ordered withdrawal of the registration of the doctor in the super-specialty MCh course in surgical sciences at the institute.

The doctor with the Neurology Department had reportedly molested the boy on January 23, a day before he was to be discharged from the hospital, the family of the victim alleged.

The boy, a resident of north-east Delhi's Hardevpuri, was admitted on January 18 and had undergone a brain tumour surgery two days later.

After the incident was brought to the notice of the hospital authorities, AIIMS administration ordered an inquiry by a panel headed by senior doctor A C Amini into the allegations which submitted its report on Wednesday.

Taking cognizance of the report, the Health Minister finally issued the above orders on Wednesday.