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NEET PG Counselling: Will the strike end?

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NEET PG Counselling- Resident doctors protest: After police action against resident doctors in Delhi, the strike continues. Although on Tuesday, medical residents after meeting with Minister of Health Mansukh Mandaviya said their meeting with Minister of Health was positive, but the final decision to end the strike will be made only after speaking to various associations of medical residents.

During the doctors’ protest late Monday evening, the controversy over their detention and FIR registration against them continued throughout the day on Tuesday. When the resident doctors declared a strike to protest the police action, due to which Delhi health facilities came to a complete halt and hospital OPDs were locked down.

What happened during the meeting with the Minister of Health?

Tuesday afternoon, there was also a meeting between the striking doctors and the Minister of Health for about an hour. According to the information revealed, during this meeting, the Minister of Health of the Union also expressed his regret over the incident of police intervention with the doctors and assured that he would not authorize any action on the FIR registered against doctors.

At the same time, the three-member committee formed by the ministry will also prepare its report before the Supreme Court hearing on January 6 and will be submitted by the Supreme Court.

After the meeting, Dr Manish, president of FORDA (Federation of Resident Physician Associations) said he had presented his two main demands to the Minister of Health, the first of which was for the NEET PG council date, due to against which there is a continuing protest. Used to be. He made it clear in his request that the NEET PG counseling date should arrive as soon as possible.

The doctors’ second demand was for an apology and FIR withdrawal over police action to remove resident doctors from the protest site late Monday evening. According to Dr Manish, he received assurances from the Minister of Health on this matter.

But even after the assurance of the Minister of Health, they are not ending the strike for the moment. The decision on this matter will be taken by the entire Association of Resident Physicians.

How did the controversy degenerate?

In fact, the doctors’ strike has been going on in Delhi for 12 days to demand that NEET-PG counseling be done quickly. The question of counsel is pending before the Supreme Court. The doctors therefore walked on Monday to the Supreme Court. But the police arrested the medics at the start of the protest.

During this time, there was a clash of medics with the police and a brawl also took place. It was alleged on behalf of medics that around 2,500 medical residents were detained by police, although they were also released late on Monday evening.

Angered by this police action, resident doctors organized a march from Safdarganj hospital on Monday evening and also gheraoed Sarojini Nagar police station. Meanwhile, doctors fiercely hurled slogans. The resident doctors allege that the police pushed and beat the doctors.

The resident doctors also wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner regarding the behavior of the police. Condemning the police action in this letter, the question was also raised as to why the police behaved this way with the resident doctors marching peacefully.

Why do doctors go on strike?

1. NEET-PG exam delayed by 9 months
2. Examinations organized in September instead of January
3. Despite the result no Counseling yet
4. Hospitals are not recruiting new doctors
5. Excessive workload on existing physicians
6. acute shortage of junior doctors in hospitals
7. Doctors on continuous duty for 36 hours


What is the demand from medical residents?

1. The government should take immediate action to seek advice
2. Government shouldn’t throw the ball into SC’s court
3. Upcoming Counseling dates
4. Hearing in SC by rapid route
5. Reduce the workload of existing doctors
6. Filling the shortage of junior doctors 1 lakh

Read More: NEET-PG 2021 Counselling Protest: Doctors’ Body Alleges ‘Crackdown’ By Delhi Police, Calls For Complete Shutdown

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