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HC directs Odisha govt for removal of Urology HoD at SCB

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Cuttack: Orissa High Court today directed the State government to remove Professor Dr Datteswar Hota, Head of the Department (HoD) of Urology at SCB Medical College & Hospital here.

Hearing a petition filed by students of the Urology department, the court directed the Health Secretary to appoint new HoD within 10 days replacing Dr Hota in remove Dr Hota.

As per the court order, Dr Hota will be refrained from the examination duty.

Dr Datteswar Hota, who had led a team of doctors for successfully conducting 100th kidney transplant surgery at SCB Medical College & Hospital in April 2016, is accused of harassing students of his department by engaging them at his private clinic.

The students in the petition alleged that Dr Hota had threatened to disqualify them for disobeying his order.