Doctors are anguished, calls for a nationwide strike from Saturday 27th November

Due to the repeated postponement and delays of National Eligibility Entrance Test postgraduate counselling 2021, the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association (FORDA) has announced a nationwide strike starting from November 27.

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Doctors are anguished, calls for a nationwide strike from Saturday 27th November

The pandemic has taught the world many lessons, one of them is to respect time and even effort to the healthcare staff. They avoided to see their families for several months and even dedicating themselves solely to helping and treating the patients who were suffering from Covid-19. We can only applaud and be thankful to them for their immense hard work. However, there have also been many cases where the hard work and dedication of these healthcare professionals have gone unnoticed. Due to the repeated postponement and delays of National Eligibility Entrance Test postgraduate counselling 2021, the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association (FORDA) has announced a nationwide strike starting from November 27.

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The already overburdened and exhausted Resident Doctors of the nation fighting at the frontline since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, have been waiting patiently till date for some positive outcome of Supreme Court proceedings in the matter of already delayed NEET-PG 2021 counselling. However, there seems to be no respite to their physical and mental distress, with the next court hearing scheduled on 6th January 2022,” FORDA stated in a press release. The association called all the resident doctors across the whole nation to take out from Out Patient Department (OPD) services from 27th November.

“We hereby urge upon the union government and the Supreme Court of India to take note of the grievance of resident doctors and take necessary measures for expediting the NEET-PG 2021 Counselling as well as admission process and to fast-track the court proceedings on an urgent basis,” the statement further stated. It also added that if there is no good response from the Centre or the Supreme Court, they will be “forced to escalate protests.” “The onus of any such unfortunate situation affecting healthcare services will be on the concerned authorities,” it further added.

It is high time now that the government takes note of the doctor’s troubles and state the issue. The Centre on Thursday told the SC to delay the NEET counselling for approximately 4 weeks until and unless it decides on how to determine EWS category.

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Doctors are anguished, calls for a nationwide strike from Saturday 27th November
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Due to the repeated postponement and delays of National Eligibility Entrance Test postgraduate counselling 2021, the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association (FORDA) has announced a nationwide strike starting from November 27.
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