Doctors strike: FORDA decides to continue strike, AIIMS resident doctors to return to work from Wednesday

The decision came after a meeting of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA).

Resident doctors demanding NEET PG 2021 counseling have decided to continue their strike. However, on the assurance of early counseling, AIIMS Delhi Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has called off the strike on December 29. The decision was made by the resident doctors after a meeting of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA).

On the other hand, Dr Anuj Agarwal, general secretary of the Safdarjung Resident Doctors Association, told Moneycontrol Hindi that at the Forda meeting we decided that the strike would continue.

On the other hand, AIIMS Delhi RDA has issued an official statement saying that all services will continue as usual. The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) and the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) have called for complete closure of health services on 29 December.

Earlier, the Central Health met with the resident doctors, after which they demanded the doctors to call off their strike in the public interest.

The health minister expressed regret over the activities of the police

After the meeting, Mansukh Mandavia said in a statement, “Resident doctors have been filing their protest for several days to start counseling immediately. I have had a detailed meeting with all the resident doctors today. We are taking the case to the Supreme Court. To do this through counseling.” I can’t. “

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The Union Health Minister said, “There is a hearing in the court on January 8. Before that we will submit a report to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Government of India. When our doctors may have misbehaved with the police. I am protesting yesterday. So I apologize for that.”

He added, “I hope all physicians will join in their responsibility so that the citizens and patients of our country do not suffer from the CVID-19 crisis.”

IMA wrote a letter to the Prime Minister

Last week, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to increase the workforce to address the counseling crisis and face a possible third wave of COVID-19.

The NEET PG test was supposed to be held in January 2021 but was postponed due to the first and second waves and was conducted on September 12, 2021.

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However, counseling has now been put on hold due to Supreme Court legal constraints, leaving a shortage of 45,000 doctors on the frontline. Counseling was supposed to start on October 25, 2021, which was postponed by the Supreme Court until the issue of EWS, OBC reservation was resolved.

The apex court is hearing an application filed by students challenging 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 10% reservation for EWS department in NEET-PG admissions for medical courses for the current academic year.

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