A nationwide call for suspension of out-patient department services has been issued by the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) on Friday at hospitals from November 27 to protest the alleged suspension in conducting NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
In a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the FORDA said the “already over-burdened and exhausted” resident doctors of the nation fighting at the frontline since the starting of the coronavirus pandemic, waited patiently till November 25 for some positive outcome of the ongoing Supreme Court proceedings over NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) calls for a nationwide strike from Nov 27 over the delay in NEET-PG Counselling 2021
Issuing a statement, FORDA said it has requested all resident doctors across the country to withdraw from OPD services from Saturday, Nov 27th pic.twitter.com/kRWIFibEqE
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“However, there seems to be no respite to their physical and mental distress with the next court hearing scheduled on January 6, 2022. “To mark our protest against these repeated delays and postponements of counselling, following discussion with representatives of multiple Resident Doctors Associations (RDA) across the nation, we have decided to withdraw from Out Patient Department (OPD) services, Saturday, November 27 onwards,” FORDA said.
They urged the Union Government and the Supreme Court of India to take note of the protest of resident doctors of the nation and to take necessary measures for expediting the NEET-PG 2021 counselling as well as admission process and to fast-track the court proceedings on an urgent basis. Resident doctors of hospitals like Ram Manohar Lohia, Lady Hardinge and some other hospitals in the national capital have announced to withdraw OPD services from November 27 as a mark of protest.