Odisha: Utkal Hospital Suspends CEO; Know Why

Bhubaneswar: Utkal Hospital CEO Alok Lodh was on Sunday suspended by the hospital management over a recruitment ad that sought “applications only from non-Odias”.

Suspending Lodh, the hospital management said it had nothing to do with the ad.

“It has come to the notice of Utkal Hospital management that Dr Alok Lodh, CEO, has posted some statements in his personal social media account without any authorisation from management, which has hurt the sentiments of Odias. Such act of Dr Alok Lodh is purely his personal and Utkal Hospital Management does not endorse such action,” the management said in a statement.

“It is hereby informed that Dr Alok Lodh, CEO of Utkal Hospital, has been immediately suspended until further investigation,” the statement further read.

Lodh has apologised for the ad. “Dear all, a recent post of mine has hurt the sentiments of many. My deepest apologises to one and all. It was not my intention to hurt anyone’s sentiment nor to the people of Odisha from where I have been born and I belong. My deepest apologies,” he posted on social media.

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