Outside the Ministry of Health, restless doctors organize a “Phool Wapsi” protest.

New Delhi: On Tuesday, residents of Delhi hospitals staged a “Tali, Thali and Phool Wapsi” protest outside the Ministry of Health in Nirman Bhawan, stepping up their continued protest against the delay of the NEET-PG 2021 council.

Restless doctors returned to the ministry the flowers that had been watered on them for being at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic at its peak.

Since November 27, resident medical associations (ADRs) across the country have been protesting the frequent postponements of NEET-PG councils for 2021 and the subsequent admission of a new batch of medical residents to medical schools.

The RDA withdrew all services, including regular and emergency services, on December 17 in response to the Supreme Court’s order for an immediate hearing in the NEET-PG counseling case, which is currently pending.

Previously, the Federation of Resident Doctors Associations (FORDA) asked the presidents of all political parties via a letter to highlight their problems in parliament, including the need to speed up advice to NEET-PGs.

“Around 45,000 qualified physicians who have obtained the NEET-PG 2021 certificate are eagerly awaiting to join the workforce. The current group of medical residents are already overworked and exhausted after dealing with previous waves of the pandemic. With the threat of a possible third wave looming large, the situation will be disastrous for the health sector with an impact on the population of the country, ”said FORDA in his letter to political parties.

Patient care was largely affected in city hospitals, as the medics’ protest entered the fifth day on Tuesday. Previously, the GDR boycotted emergency and routine services in hospitals from December 6.

The national postgraduate admission test for 2021 has been delayed twice, first from January to April and then to September.

Now the admission process has been delayed due to a dispute over the quota of economically weaker sections (EWS).

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Posted on: Tuesday December 21, 2021 19:40 IST

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