New Delhi, Dec 28: AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) on Tuesday decided to take back the decision of strike on 29th December. The decision comes hours after the RDA representatives met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
“…Assuring the NEET PG 2021 counselling to be held at the earliest…AIIMS Delhi RDA has decided to take back the decision of strike on December 29. All services to be continued as normal…,” read the official statement released by AIIMS Delhi RDA.
“…Assuring the NEET PG 2021 counselling to be held at the earliest…AIIMS Delhi RDA has decided to take back the decision of strike on December 29. All services to be continued as normal…,” reads the official statement released by AIIMS Delhi RDA pic.twitter.com/LDNiD9HCag
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2021
Earlier in the day, a 12-member delegation of the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) met Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Mandaviya said the government was unable to proceed with the counselling because the case was being heard by the Supreme Court.
“I held a meeting with all resident doctors. We’re not able to do the counselling because the matter is sub-judice before Supreme Court. The hearing will take place on Jan 6. I hope that NEET PG counselling will start soon,” Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya told ANI.
Intensifying their stir over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling, a large number of resident doctors on Tuesday protested on the premises of Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital, even as police personnel were deployed to ensure maintenance of law and order.
The protest, a day earlier had taken a dramatic turn, as medics and police personnel had faced off in streets, with both sides claiming several persons suffered injury in the ensuing melee.