Hundreds of residents doctors will continue their protest against the delay in NEET-PG or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) counseling. The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) has now put forward three demands to end the stir. FORDA president Dr Manish said that their first demand is to give a date for counseling right after the Supreme Court concludes hearing on the matter on January 6. Dr Manish said that concerned authorities should apologize and also withdraw FIRs registered against protesting resident doctors.
“The strike is still underway. We want a written apology from concerned authorities against the police brutality during a protest by resident doctors at ITO on Monday,” Dr Manish said after holding a press conference with all Resident Doctors Association (RDAs).
As of now, the strike against the delay in NEET 2021 counselling will continue, says President of FORDA, Dr Manish after holding a meeting with all RDAs. pic.twitter.com/5Kg41YVMh3
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2021
However, the AIIMS Delhi Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has decided to call off the strike. Resident doctors said that all services that were suspended will be resumed.
Resident doctors of several hospitals took out a march protest against on Monday. They alleged that police manhandled and tortured them while they were peacefully protesting.
Earlier, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with resident doctors. He urged resident doctors to call off their strike in the public interest.
“I met residents doctors who are protesting in Delhi. The reason we are not being able to do the counseling is that the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court. The hearing will take place on January 6 and I am hopeful that NEET-PG counseling will start soon,” Mandaviya said.
It is pertinent to mention that the NEET-PG exam date has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the delay, there are less than required strength of doctors in hospitals. This has forced resident doctors to work for extended hours under stressful conditions.