Resident doctors marked absent, salary lost for NEET PG 2021 Advice demonstration: FORDA

FORDA claimed that the union’s health minister had assured that no punitive action would be taken by the hospital against those who had taken part in the NEET PG agitation.

FORDA Resident Doctors Protest to Speed ​​Up NEET PG Counseling 2021

NEW DELHI: The Indian Federation of Resident Doctors Associations (FORDA) has written to the Minister of Health, Delhi, asking him to take action regarding the marking of resident doctors who protested to expedite NEET PG 2021 counseling as absentee and the deduction of their wages.

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In the letter, FORDA said, “Due to the non-admission of a new batch of medical residents due to multiple delays and the postponement of the 2021 NEET PG board, the existing batch of medical residents at the healthcare facilities was overworked and exhausted physically as well as mentally. , which ultimately led to the commotion to fast-track NEET PG Counseling 2021 from November 27, 2021, with the participation of thousands of resident physicians across the country.


The Resident Doctors Association also thanked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his support to resident doctors during the unrest. The Resident Doctors protest was finally called off on December 31, 2021, following a meeting with Union Health Minister Mansukh Manadaviya.

The doctors’ association claimed the union’s health minister assured that ‘no punitive or disciplinary action will be taken by hospital authorities against any resident doctor who took part in the unrest’.

However, he said resident doctors at some Delhi government medical hospitals including GTB Hospital and IHBAS have been marked absent and their salaries have been deducted.

After being repeatedly postponed, the Supreme Court closed arguments on January 6 and upheld the EWS, OBC quota in NEET PG Counseling 2021.

During the meeting held on December 29, FORDA said that the Minister of Health accepted the following demands.

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will submit the report of the committee to the Supreme Court of India by January 6, 2022 and will submit the NEET PG counseling program after the hearing on January 6.
  • The Ministry deplores the brutal incident of Delhi Police violence against Resident Doctors who were peacefully protesting on December 27, 2021.
  • No punitive or disciplinary action will be taken against medical residents who took part in the unrest that began on November 27, 2021.
  • A press conference and the official announcement of the proceedings of the meeting.

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