NEET PG Counseling Delay: Doctors to Continue Protest, Demand Written Apology For ‘Police Brutality’ | Key Points
After an inconclusive meeting with the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the resident doctors across India who are protesting under FORDA (Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association) against delay in the counselling of the NEET-PG counselling. The doctors decided to continue the strike that began on Tuesday. A 12 member delegation of FORDA doctors met the union Minister over their demands earlier yesterday.
Talking to the media after the meeting, FORDA president Dr Manish told the media that they demanded a written apology for the police brutality that happened on Monday during the protest at ITO. He also added that the doctors will decide what to do next after meeting with all resident doctors associations at 8 pm on Tuesday.
“The strike is still underway. We demand a written apology for police brutality during yesterday’s protest of resident doctors at ITO. We will hold a meeting with all RDAs at 8 pm today to decide the future course of action, said Dr Manish.
#WATCH| I held a meeting with all resident doctors. We're not able to do the counselling because the matter is sub-judice before Supreme Court. The hearing will take place on Jan 6. I hope that NEET PG counselling will start soon: Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya pic.twitter.com/LixcUWWHcxAdvertisement
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2021
According to reports of India Today, FORDA also demanded written assurance that NEET PG 2021 counselling and admission process will be processed faster and their demands will be fast-tracked in the Supreme Court. Resident doctors on Monday took to the streets marching towards the residence of Union health minister Mansukh Mandavivya. Some of them were detained by the Delhi Police and FORDA claimed that they faced ‘police brutality and called for a shutdown of healthcare institutions across the country from Tuesday onwards.
FORDA and FAIMA (Federation of All India Medical Association) have also called for a complete shutdown of healthcare services on December 29 to support the protest. To clarify the situation, Delhi Police additional commissioner, Central range, Suman Goyal said that no force or lathi – charge was used on the resident doctors and that they have great respect for doctors. Currently, doctors from Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital are leading the protest in Delhi.
Many reports and visuals surfaced on social media that depicted police brutality. It is now a question about why there is a delay in counselling and will doctors too face brutal wrath?
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