NEET-PG counselling: Delhi doctors call off strike
NEW DELHI [Maha media]: Resident doctors in Delhi have decided to end their strike after negotiations with Delhi Police officials and Centre. Dr Manish, president of the Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA), announced the decision during a press conference in Delhi. The doctors will resume work from 12 pm today.
The doctors decided to call off strike following a meeting between FORDA members and Joint CP of Delhi Police.
"We will call off the strike today (Friday) at noon because it was harming many patients, and an increase in cases of covid is observed," Dr Manish stated.
"Last evening we met the Joint CP of Delhi. The Delhi police have initiated the process of quashing the FIR," said Dr Manish. He said the Joint CP has sent a video message to rebuild the trust between the doctors and the police.
The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) has proposed three demands-a confirmed date for NEET-PG counselling, an apology from authorities, and the dismissal of FIRs against protesting doctors.
The resident doctors in Delhi went on strike protesting the use of "brute force" by Delhi Police against them demanding NEET-PG counselling.
The protesting doctors had alleged they were “brutally thrashed, dragged, and detained” by the Delhi Police.
Since November 27, resident doctors across the country have been protesting against the multiple postponement of the NEET-PG counselling 2021.
The counselling got delayed after several petitions in Supreme Court challenged the EWS quota in the All India Quota for the NEET PG counselling.