Updated on: Thursday, December 09, 2021, 01:39 PM IST

FPJ-Ed | NEET PG Counselling: Amid FORDA strike, urgent meeting called to discuss course of action

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An urgent meeting of FORDA (Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association) has been called today with various RDA representatives to discuss the course of action of the ongoing resident doctor’s protest over repeated delay in NEET PG Counselling 2021.

The Directorate General Of Health Services (DGHS) has appealed to doctors protesting over delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling urging them to resume their duties.

"I once again appeal to you to return to duties and lend your support to Health Minister and MoHFW who are trying their best to solve the sub judice matter," he said.

The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Monday decided to continue their agitation for expediting NEET-PG 2021 Counselling.

The decision was taken during a virtual meeting with State RDA Representatives and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

In the meeting, Mandaviya assured that he has taken note of their grievances and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will mention the case in the Supreme Court for an early hearing.

On Sunday, resident doctors of the RML Hospital informed that they have decided to boycott emergency services and OPD service from today due to "repeated delay in NEET PG Counselling 2021".

"To mark our protest against repeated delays and postponements of the NEET-PG 2021 Counselling, we, the overburdened and exhausted Resident Doctors of the nation, began our agitation for expediting the NEET-PG 2021 Counselling and Admission process, November 27 onwards, in the form of withdrawal from OPD services," FORDA said on Sunday.

"Following the discussion with various RDA representatives of Delhi, we have decided to escalate our agitation further and withdraw from our all services (routine as well as emergency) in healthcare institutions from December 6," it added.

Previously, Resident doctors of three central hospitals - RML, Safdarjung, and Lady Hardinge - on November 27 suspended OPD services in protest against the repeated delay in conducting NEET-PG 2021 counselling.

Admission to various courses in NEET PG 2021 has been delayed indefinitely following the COVID-19 pandemic.

(With agency inputs)


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Published on: Thursday, December 09, 2021, 09:50 AM IST