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After all, why are MBBS doctors across the country on strike? Know what is the whole matter

Highlights

  • Doctors across the country are protesting against the delay in NEET counseling
  • It was postponed for a week after the trust from the Union Health Ministry
  • If the demands are not implemented then the strike continues, taking the emergency and affecting the OPD

New Delhi
Resident doctors’ strike continues across the country. Doctors across the country are protesting against the delay in NEET counselling. In Delhi also, the strike of resident doctors is going on since December 18. Even before this in December, the resident doctors were on strike, but after getting assurance from the Union Health Ministry, they postponed the strike for a week. If their demands are not implemented, they are again on strike.

Supreme Court will hear on 6th
The striking doctors say that till the demands are not met, the strike will continue. Poor patients have to pay the brunt of this. From OPD, Admission and Emergency to Surgery are affected. Even after several rounds of meetings with the Union Health Ministry, nothing has come out of it. The matter is in the Supreme Court and is to be heard on January 6.

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What’s the matter?
Resident doctors are on strike in Delhi led by Federation of Residents Doctors Association (FORDA). Forda says that every year the exam for PG is held in January and doctors join by May. This year the exam could not be held in January. Covid was cited. Earlier, the time of March-April was given, but due to the Covid peak, the exam could not be held again. The exam was held in September. The result is out, but counseling has not happened. The counseling date has not been announced yet. The case goes back almost a year. Around 45 to 47 thousand MBBS doctors are waiting to do PG.

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What’s the bottleneck?
Forda President Dr. Manish Kumar said that after the notification of PG exam, the government has implemented the admission under the new reservation policy. This left the doctors confused. In this, some changes have been made in EWS and OBC criteria. When this was opposed, the matter went to the Supreme Court. Now the government will place its answer in the court and it is to be heard on January 6. Here she will present her report. We also demanded from the government for early hearing. So far four meetings have been held with ministers and officials of the central government and ministers. Every time it is said that it will be done in a week, but till now counseling has not happened.

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Why are the resident doctors on strike?
Ford’s General Secretary Dr. Sunil Arora said that there is pressure on all the resident doctors. Their training is getting affected and the work pressure is also increasing. He said that it is a three-year course. If there are 100-100 PG students in each batch, then those who are in second year have to work for first year also, because till now PG students have not come in first year. When the year is about to end, then the third year course is also going to be completed. He too will leave. Their pressure will also come on the second year. There is different training in PG every year. Training is not being done due to pressure. If there is no training in the specialization course, then it can affect the career. This is the reason why resident doctors who are in medical colleges are compelled to strike demanding admission of fresh students.

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