On Tuesday, a doctors’ union representing government-run hospitals in Delhi said it will continue to protest the NEET-PG counseling delay until its demands are granted, calling for a complete shutdown of all healthcare institutions.
At the Sarojini Nagar police station, we were held. After further deliberation, we have decided to continue our protest outside Safdarjung Hospital until our demands are met. Due to the night curfew, we returned to Safdarjung. Dr. Kul Saurabh Kaushik, the general secretary of the Federation of Resident Doctors Associations (FORDA), was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “We will continue our protest from there.”
Doctors were present. On Monday evening, a protest march was conducted near Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, during which seven police officers were hurt near the ITO, according to the police.
The Delhi Police have filed a first information report (FIR) under section 188 and other sections for obstructing police officers’ duties and causing damage to public property.
FORDA claimed “police brutality” and labeled the incident a “dark day in the history of the medical fraternity” in a statement. It further claimed that resident doctors were “brutally assaulted, dragged, and imprisoned by the cops” while demonstrating “peacefully.”
From today onwards, all healthcare institutions will be completely shut down. We strongly condemn this atrocity and demand that FORDA Representatives and Resident doctors be released immediately. ” On Monday, the group released a statement.
Meanwhile, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has called for a strike on December 29, with all non-emergency services shut down, if the government does not respond “appropriately” to allegations of police abuse during the protest march.
The AIIMS RDA has requested that arrested doctors be released immediately, along with an apology from the government and police for alleged police violence during the protest march.
We strongly condemn the police brutality and the administration’s insensitivity to the medical community and demand the immediate release of all imprisoned doctors, as well as an apology from both the government and the police. ” On Monday, the AIIMS RDA wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
The group also urged that the government report on what it has done so far and its plans for NEET PG counseling.
If no sufficient response from the government is received within 24 hours, the statement states, “AIIMS RDA will proceed with a token strike on December 29th, including the shutdown of all non-emergency services.”
“The RDA, AIIMS does not believe in obstructing patient care services and expects that the government will resolve the complaints in a fast and suitable manner, rather than forcing us to escalate the protest,” it added.
The day will be “remembered as a black day for the medical fraternity,” according to the statement.
Before this, on December 24, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) contacted Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a letter requesting that the NEET-PG counseling situation be resolved.
Because of the first and second waves of the coronavirus epidemic, the NEET PG test, scheduled for January 2021, was postponed and held on September 12.