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Resident doctors in Delhi call off strike over manhandling of doctors by police, to resume services

The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) had called for a nationwide shutdown including emergency services

Resident doctors in Delhi call off strike over manhandling of doctors by police, to resume services - ADT
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New Delhi, First Published Dec 31, 2021, 10:41 AM IST
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The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) protesting over the delay in NEET-PG counselling and alleged manhandling of doctors by the police, has called off their strike. Dr. Manish, president of FORDA said patients are already suffering, many surgeries deferred. Considering this situation they are calling off the strike at 12 pm today.

Earlier, the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) had called for a complete withdrawal from all healthcare services across the country from 8 am on December 29 “in protest against brute force by Delhi Police against doctors.”

The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) had called for a nationwide shutdown including emergency services. FAIMA said, "If authorities think they can get await with using whatever oppressive means they have at their disposal, they are wrong."

The strike was called off post the meeting between members of the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) and Joint CP of Delhi.

Dr Manish also added, "Last evening we met the Joint CP of Delhi. The Delhi police have initiated the process of quashing the FIR. Joint CP has sent a video message to rebuild the trust between the doctors and the police."

The number of petitions challenging the EWS quota in the All India Quota (AIQ) for the NEET PG 2021 counselling are pending with the Supreme Court. The doctor's body demanded that the counselling and admission process to start. 

Several petitions, challenging the EWS quota in the All India Quota (AIQ) for the NEET PG 2021 counselling, are pending with the Supreme Court. The doctors had demanded to accelerate the counselling and admission process.

Patients remained affected due to the strike of the doctors at three Center-run facilities Safdarjung, RML, and Lady Hardinge hospitals and some Delhi government-run facilities for two weeks.

On Tuesday FORDA decided to continue the strike, as a meeting between the Union health ministry and their federation failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion. 
 

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