'Mentally, Physically Exhausted': Doctors Speak on NEET PG Counselling Protests
The Big StoryDecember 29, 2021
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'Mentally, Physically Exhausted': Doctors Speak on NEET PG Counselling Protests

Protests and sloganeering by resident doctors from across medical colleges and hospitals in Delhi have been reverberating for the past month over the delay in the NEET PG counselling.

And the reason why this counselling process is important is because nearly 44,000 doctors, which are assigned by the counselling process every year, have been left in a lurch for almost 12 months now. And with no new staff, only two-thirds of medical staff has been available at government and state run hospitals, in a pandemic.

And on 27 December, a protest by the Federation of Resident Doctors Association or FORDA near ITO Post Office in Delhi met with a wall of police personnel, where videos shared on social media show the police dragging and detaining several doctors. 

Over 100 doctors were detained and the police also filed an FIR on charges of rioting and destruction of public property. According to the FORDA, the protests will continue until their demands have been met. 

For today’s episode, you will hear from resident doctors part of the protest from Safdarjung and GB Pant Hospitals in Delhi.

Dr Suvrankar Datta, General Secretary of the Federation of All Indian Medical Association
Dr Lovely Singh, a gynecologist at Safdarjung Hospital
Dr Mahesh Mahajan, a neurosurgery resident at GB Pant Hospital
Dr Aarti Parashay, a resident doctor at GB Pant Hospital

Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
Editor: Eshwar Ranjana

Also check out:

‘We Are Not Machines’: Doctors Across Delhi Protest Against Delay in NEET-PG Counselling | The Quint

Resident Doctors Protest Outside Health Ministry Over Delay in NEET Counselling

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