NEET-PG Counselling: FORDA Chief Dr Manish Reacts After SC Interim Order
The Supreme Court has passed an interim order in the ongoing case of beginning counselling for NEET-PG admissions for about 45,000 docotrs across the country, which has been held up because of petitions against EWS and OBC reservations in All India Quota. The final verdict on the validity of the EWS criteria will be announced in March 2022.
Dr Manish stated that the decision comes as a "big relief" to the resident doctors. They have raised the fact that delaying the couselling process for PG admissions will lead to a shortage of healthcare workers in the country, which si especially detrimental becaue of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic "We hope that the counselling schedule will be notified at the earliest and that our junior doctos will be abl to join soon" he said in the statement.
The FORDA had led the resident doctors' protests in the capital in the last weeks of December which had also led to altercations and allegations of manhandling by Delhi Police against the doctors. Their demand is that the present capacity of doctors is overworked and the NEET PG admissions should be expedited, because of which admissions of 45,000 resident doctors have been held up.