New Delhi: Restless doctors on Sunday threatened to resign en masse if the government did not speed up the NEET PG advice case listed by the Supreme Court. Resident doctors are protesting the NEET-PG, 2021 council’s repeated delay over the past 10 days boycotting all medical services, including emergency services at Delhi hospitals.
The Indian Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) said it was forced to consider the move because the Union Health Ministry had not taken any concrete steps to speed up NEET advice- PG.
Earlier on Sunday, medics held a candlelight march to protest the delay in PG counseling at Safdarjung hospital. In a massive demonstration of solidarity, the medical residents also lit “diyas” to register their protest.
Threatening a massive resignation, the doctors said they were forced to take the decision because no concrete action is taken by the health ministry. Doctors will also hold a march outside the Supreme Court on Monday to register their protest against the delay in advising NEET PGs. A source said the medical residents are also planning to hand over their medical aprons and lab coats to the Supreme Court to register their protest.
RDAs across the country have been protesting since November 27 against the multiple postponement of NEET PG Counseling 2021 and the subsequent admission of the new batch of resident doctors to medical schools.
Previously, the GDR boycotted emergency and routine services in hospitals from December 6. However, the federation suspended their agitation for a week after obtaining positive assurance from the health ministry on December 9.