The Department of Medical Education, which has transferred Dr. Satyanarayana to Bangalore Medical College as its Principal, has nominated Dr. Vasudeva Nayak as the Superintendent of K.R. Hospital in his place.
Dr. Satyanarayana, who took charge as Medical Superintendent of the Hospital only six months ago, has one-and-half years service still left for him. His transfer is reported to have taken place in the backdrop of letters written by several voluntary organisations and associations as well as the Deputy Commissioner to the Government complaining against him.
No written communication about the transfer had been received by him, Dr. Satyanarayana said, adding that he had been informed telephonically. The transfer, in spite of rendering honest service, had pained him, Dr. Satyanarayana said in reaction to the transfer order.