Resident doctors resume strike over delay in NEET-PG counselling

Resident doctors resume strike over delay in NEET-PG counselling

Resident doctors resume strike over delay in NEET-PG counselling

Had suspended the strike on Dec 9 after Centre’s assurance

New Delhi, Dec. 17 (Delhi Crown): The doctors in Delhi resumed their strike demanding an early counselling for NEET-PG doctors, claiming there was too much burden on them due to shortage of PG doctors at various hospitals in the national capital.

The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) on Friday sent a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya saying they withdraw from all services in healthcare institutions from Friday (Dec. 17) onwards. “The onus of this unfortunate situation affecting healthcare services is on the concerned authorities,” said the letter signed by office bearers of FORDA.

The striking doctors requested the Union Health Minister for fast-tracking court hearing and for expediting NEET-PG 2021 Counselling and Admission process for rejuvenating the healthcare sector with adequate workforce in best interest of the nation’s population.

The resident doctors had on Dec, 9 put off their strike for a week onm the government’s assurance on expediting the NEET-PG Counselling.

“The plight of overburdened and exhausted resident doctors seem to have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities who do not seem to be concerned about the shortage of healthcare workforce due to non-admission of fresh batch of resident doctors”, said the striking doctors.

The NEET-PG Counselling is held up as some students had approached the Supreme Court of India over some reservation issues.

The next date of hearing in the said matter is January 6.

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