New Delhi: Doctors continue to protest over delay in NEET PG counselling, call for shutdown

Members of doctors association New Delhi protest over delay in NEET counselling. [Photo: Twitter/RdaUcms]

New Delhi: Doctors Association Delhi on Tuesday said that it will continue to protest against the delay in NEET-PG counseling until their demands are met even as they called for a complete shutdown of all healthcare institutions.

Quoting Dr Kul Saurabh Kaushik, the general secretary of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), a report by news agency ANI said, “We were detained at Sarojini Nagar police station. After discussion, we have decided to continue our protest from Safdarjung Hospital until our demands are met… Considering night curfew, we returned to Safdarjung. We will continue our protest from there.”

On Monday evening, doctors held a protest near Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital during which the police said that seven personnel were injured near ITO.

The Delhi Police registered a first information report (FIR) under section 188 and other sections for causing obstruction in the duty of police personnel, and damaging public property.

FORDA in a statement claimed “police brutality” and called it a “black day in the history of the medical fraternity”.

It also said that resident doctors were protesting “peacefully” and alleged that they were “brutally thrashed, dragged and detained by the cops.”

“There will be a complete shutdown of all Healthcare Institutions today onwards. We strongly condemn this brutality and demand immediate release of FORDA Representatives and Resident doctors,” the association said in a statement on Monday.

Meanwhile, AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has called for a strike on December 29 including the shutdown of all non-emergency services if no “adequate” response from the government is received over alleged police brutality in the protest march.


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