Doctors Protest: Health Minister assured NEET-PG counselling will start before Jan 6, says IMA
Hours after resident doctors called off their 14-day long nationwide agitation over the delay in NEET-PG counselling, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said the government has assured that the delayed counselling process will start before January 6.
“Health Minister has assured us that the NEET-PG counseling will start before January 6, 2022. There will be no FIRs on the doctors,” IMA president Sahajanand Prasad Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Last evening we met the Joint CP of Delhi. The Delhi Police have initiated the process of quashing the FIR,” said Dr Manish Nigam, president of FORDA. Joint CP has sent a video message to rebuild the trust between the doctors and the police, he said.
In a statement, FORDRA said that a series of meetings of FORDA Representatives was held with multiple Delhi Police officials. It was highlighted by the Delhi Police that they have the highest regard for doctors. They are well aware of the hardships of Doctors and as earlier, they are willing to cooperate with the Medical fraternity for any issue at any time.
“There is no need to panic for the new variant of COVID but all precautions should be taken,” the IMA chief said.
The agitating resident doctors on Friday called off their 14-day long nationwide agitation over the delay in NEET-PG counselling and alleged manhandling of doctors by the police. The strike was called after a meeting between the members of the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) and Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police.