After the Health Minister’s assurance on NEET-PG Counseling, AIIMS Delhi doctors call off their strike

“Since our demands have been met, the AIIMS, New Delhi RDA has decided to reverse the strike decision on December 29, 2021,” the statement read.

The Residential Doctors Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences called off their strike after Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya promised that NEET PG 2021 counselling would be held as soon as possible. The association reiterated its support for the protesting doctors, saying that if the authorities do not follow through on their promise, it will ‘act in haste.’

The doctors at AIIMS have called a halt to their strike.

In this regard, a statement was issued. “Amid rising tensions over the Delhi Police’s manhandling of protesting doctors on December 27, 2021, and a letter from RDA AIIMS New Delhi, the Union Minister met with resident doctors and issued a press statement on December 28, 2021 assuring that NEET PG 2021 counselling would be held as soon as possible.” He has also reopened his investigation into the Delhi Police’s mistreatment of resident doctors, according to the statement.

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“We hope that the matter will be resolved as soon as possible,” the statement continued. Since our demands have been met, the AIIMS, New Delhi RDA has decided to reverse the strike decision on December 29, 2021, via letter no. 96/RDA/2021.”

Meanwhile, doctors from Safdarjung Hospital, as well as doctors from other prestigious Delhi hospitals, will continue to protest.

AIIMS Delhi doctors call off their strike.
AIIMS Delhi doctors call off their strike.

“I convened a meeting with all of the resident physicians. We are unable to provide counselling because the case is currently pending in the Supreme Court. The hearing is scheduled for January 6th. After the meeting, Mandaviya addressed the media and said, “I hope NEET PG counselling will start soon.”

In Delhi, there is a spat between doctors and police.

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It’s worth noting that a large number of resident doctors in Delhi are protesting the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling. On Monday, there was a clash on the road at ITO between the police and the doctors during a protest. ITO footage shows both male and female doctors being abused by the police.

Following that, the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) issued a statement expressing shock at the ‘unprovoked use of force’ by Delhi police against their colleagues who have been protesting in Delhi and many other states for the past month, demanding the immediate announcement of the NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule.

“However, the lathi-charge on our resident doctors and the manhandling of many female residents by male police personnel during their peaceful demonstration is a pathetic display of the authorities’ shameless attitude, who we could believe would stoop so low,” it said in a statement, calling for a complete shutdown of all healthcare services across the country beginning at 8 a.m. on December 29.

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