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Odisha govt move to placate SCB junior docs with transfer of tainted Prof fails


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, July 2:

Not satisfied with the decision of the Odisha government to shift Dr Sitaram Mohapatra, Professor and Head of the department of Pathology at the SCB Medical Collage and Hospital in Cuttack yesterday after 18 days of protest against his alleged involvement in the sexual torture of women PG students, the Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) has demanded his immediate arrest and suspension.

scbThe Association would take a decision on its next course of action at its general body meeting this evening. Besides, it would also decide on its cease-work plan it had decided to begin from tomorrow, informed JDA president Atman Das and convener of Odisha Medical Students’ Association Jyotirmay Nayak in a joint press briefing here last night.

According to reports, a team of junior doctors had gone to meet the chief minister in Bhubaneswar yesterday, but they were not allowed.

The team, however, met Twin City Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma, who assured them that the police are investigating the case sincerely.

Even as a written complaint was lodged at the Mangalabag police station in Cuttack by the victim a fortnight ago, police are yet to interrogate the tainted professor, who has remained at large since the scandal surfaced.