Doctor's Protest Update: AIIMS Strike Off, Petition In SC For Suo-Moto Cognizance

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Doctor's Protest Updates: AIIMS Resident Doctors C
A day after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya met a delegation of protesting doctors regarding delay in the NEET-PG counselling process, the resident doctors’ association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) said that they are calling off their strike for now and all normal services would resume.

Yesterday, Mandaviya had said: “Our resident doctors have been protesting for the last few days over the delay in NEET-PG counselling. I held a meeting with a delegation of the protesting doctors at Nirman Bhawan to resolve the issue”

The statement by the resident doctors of AIIMS says: “We hope that the matter will be resolved at the earliest. Since our demands are met, accordingly the AIIMS, New Delhi RDA has decided to take back the decision of strike on 29th December 2021 vide letter no. 96/RDA/2021."

Mandaviya heard the doctor’s grievances and told them that the government is not able to expedite the NEET-PG counselling since the matter is sub-judice. He also acknowledged their complaints of police manhandling, including with female doctors, at ITO during their earlier march to Supreme Court.

However, the resident doctors of AIMMS say that they will continue to support the ongoing protests by doctors at other places, like Safdarjung Hospital, and said that they will “act in haste” if needed, again.

Petition In Supreme Court To Take Suo Moto Cognizance Of Doctor’s Protest

Advocate Vineet Jindal has written a letter to the Supreme Court urging it to take suo-moto cognizance of the protests being held under the banner of Federation of Resident Doctors Associations Of India (FORDA). It says that the appeals fo doctors to expedite NEET-PG counselling in order to reduce their workload an fulfil the overall shortage of doctor and health workers has “fallen on deaf ears”.

The petitioner has appealed to the SC to postpone hearings regarding EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) provision for postgraduate seats counselling through NEET and begin hearing the matter on a daily basis.

Jindal has sought the court’s directive to Government of India to set up a committee to look into grievances of doctors, and also an order to the Commissioner of Delhi Police to initirate an inquiry into the alleged manhandling and misbehaviour with doctors.

The letter says: “For last two years, the doctors have given exemplary service in the emergency faced during COVID19. They were well applauded by the nation for their commendable efforts and devotion towards serving health care. The second wave of COVID-19 has already left an indelible impact on the lives of people. Now we are again facing a crisis of the third wave and are in extreme need of best health care services owing to the current situation of omicron outbreak”, writing further that:

“Besides, these doctors are also deprived of their basic right of being professionally upgraded in every aspect. This would dampen the spirits of the doctors who have wholeheartedly devoted their lives in the nation's service and would prevent them from serving and performing their utmost”

This Article Is An Update To Police Lathicharge Protesting Resident Doctors, Association Calls For ShutDown

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