On Tuesday morning, resident doctors’ associations at multiple hospitals of Delhi have decided to join the ongoing protest against the delayed college allotments after NEET medical exam.
Protesting resident doctors have called for a total shutdown of medical services in Delhi which could hamper medical services for at least 2 days.
The protest was held by the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA). Doctors from the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Federation of All Medical Associations (FAIMA) have chosen to join the protest a day after the protesting doctors were detained and thrashed by the police.
The protest has been going on as a result of delays in the admission process and counseling in NEET-PG which would add more doctors to the system.
Calling it a “black day in the history of medical fraternity”, FORDA has issued a statement saying:
“There will be a complete shutdown of all healthcare institutions today onwards. We strongly condemn this brutality and demand immediate release of our FORDA representatives and resident doctors.”
A protest march was held near Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Monday evening following which the police said that seven cops were injured in the march near ITO and consequently registered an FIR under section 188 and other sections for causing obstruction in the duty of police personnel, and damaging public property.
The AIIMS RDA has demanded immediate release of detained doctors with an apology from the government and the police over alleged police brutality in the protest march.