Medical services in Delhi crippled after resident doctors’ total “shutdown”
Doctors allege “police brutality” at ITO
New Delhi, Dec. 27 (Delhi Crown): Medical services crippled in Delhi by Monday evening after resident doctors affiliated to the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) called for a complete shutdown following “police brutality” at ITO.
A senior doctor at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital told THE DELHI CROWN, “resident doctors are not allowing anyone to work. They are misbehaving with those on shift. Medical services at our hospital, and other govt hospitals, have literally crippled. Hopefully an exigency plan will come up overnight.”
The resident doctors had been protesting outside Union Health Ministry for past few days, demanding an early hearing before the Supreme Court of the plea pending over some reservation issues.
After suspending their strike for a week, the FORDA doctors had resumed their strike last week announcing their “withdrawal from all services”.
Earlier in the day, the doctors were carrying out a protesting march in Central Delhi towards the Supreme Court of India. They were stopped by the Delhi Police and detained various doctors, including FORDA president Dr Manish.
Alleging “police brutality”, the doctors announced that all healthcare institutions would be “completely shut-down” from today.
In a statement issued, FORDA claimed “police brutality” and called it a “Black day in the history of the medical fraternity”.
It condemned the police action and announced that all healthcare institutions would be “completely shut-down” from today.
“Resident Doctors, the so-called “Corona Warriors”, protesting peacefully to expedite NEET PG Counselling 2021 were brutally thrashed, dragged and detained by the police. There will be complete shutdown of all Healthcare Institutions from today onwards!” the statement issued by FORDA said.
The doctors body also demanded the immediate release of all representatives of FORDA and the resident doctors detained by the Delhi Police.