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Delay in NEET PG counselling: Striking doctors run into Delhi Police wall

Resident docs from Delhi’s main authorities hospitals, protesting repeated delays in NEET-PG counselling, Monday alleged that they had been overwhelmed, dragged and detained by the police throughout their march to the Supreme Courtroom. On the eleventh day of full withdrawal from all routine and emergency providers, the docs determined to return their white coats to authorities as their calls for weren’t being heard.

The delays in counselling have been on account of a clutch of instances pending within the Supreme Courtroom over the lately launched quota for the economically weaker sections. Round 50 docs, together with the president of the Federation of Resident Medical doctors’ Affiliation (FORDA) that’s main the strike, had been detained close to ITO.

“There isn’t a respect left for Covid warriors. We’re shocked and in disbelief at what occurred right now. Each female and male docs had been dragged on the street. A number of folks had been injured, some had lacerations from being dragged, others bought hit towards the barricades, and nonetheless different acquired accidents to their hand when the bus door was closed on it,” alleged Dr Anuj Aggarwal, normal secretary of the resident docs’ affiliation of Safdarjung hospital the place FORDA president Dr Manish Kumar additionally works. Dr Sunil Duchania, vice-president, FORDA, mentioned that each one the individuals had been later launched.

Medical doctors Protest at ITO, as they had been to march in the direction of Supreme Courtroom, for thier demand to have NEET PG councelling. (The Press Reporter Photograph by Abhinav Saha)

Further DCP (Central district) Rohit Meena mentioned, “They got here to protest and tried to cease the site visitors motion. We tried to cease them they usually then began marching in the direction of the Supreme Courtroom. We once more stopped them after discussing with them. Seven police personnel acquired minor accidents they usually have broken two buses as properly. We’re taking authorized opinion earlier than lodging any FIR towards them.”

After the incident, docs from throughout town and different states who had joined the protest got here collectively at Safdarjung hospital on Monday night and burnt an effigy of a PPE-clad physician. The docs then determined to march to the well being minister’s residence at night time. The docs started their protest precisely one month in the past with a withdrawal from out-patient clinics; it was slowly escalated to withdrawal from all work by resident docs who’re the spine of providers at medical faculty hospitals.

The strike was halted for per week and resumed on December 17. Since then, docs have symbolically returned “thalis, diyas, and flowers” that had been showered on them in respect for his or her providers throughout the earlier waves of Covid. “Resident docs, the so referred to as “Corona Warriors”, protesting peacefully to expedite NEET-PG Counselling in Delhi had been brutally thrashed, dragged and detained by cops. There shall be full shutdown of all healthcare establishments right now onwards!” mentioned FORDA in a press release.

The docs anticipate their seniors and consultants to affix the strike; a call on the identical is but to return. “We anticipate the consultants shall be becoming a member of our protest, their GBM (normal physique assembly) is occurring,” mentioned Dr Duchania. Dr Aggarwal added, “The violence has introduced collectively everybody from throughout the nation. Earlier some had been pitching in with some work within the hospitals, however now there shall be a whole shutdown of providers.”

Police work together with docs protesting exterior Maulana Azad Medical School over postponement of Nationwide Eligibility Entrance Check postgraduate (NEET PG) counselling 2021. (PTI)

Later within the night, police mentioned that they had detained protesters at Sarojini Nagar police station and allowed them to conduct a peaceable march. DCP (South West) Gaurav Sharma mentioned, “They had been marching and we now have stopped them peacefully.”

Over 2,500 resident docs had been detained on the Sarojini Nagar police station whereas they had been marching in the direction of the Union Well being Minister’s residence. With no area inside the police station, they stood exterior. Along with slogans, in addition they sang tha nationwide anthem.

In a tweet, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “Showering flowers was only for the present, in actuality injustice was being showered. I’m with the Covid warriors of their protest towards the Central authorities.”

Medical doctors stage a protest exterior Maulana Azad Medical School over postponement of Nationwide Eligibility Entrance Check postgraduate (NEET PG) counselling 2021. (PTI)

Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, “Throughout corona these younger docs stayed away from their households to help all of the residents of the nation. Now it’s time for the nation to face in help of the docs to wake the Narendra Modi authorities, who used police power and didn’t hearken to their calls for. There isn’t a want for false PR, the docs want their proper and respect.”

Delhi Police has registered an FIR of rioting, inflicting obstruction in obligation of police personnel and damaging public property towards the docs. Police lodged an FIR at I P Property police station after a grievance has been filed by a Delhi Police personnel, who was current on obligation.

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