The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) has called for a nationwide strike from Saturday (November 27) over the repeated postponement of the NEET-PG 2021 Counselling process.
In a statement, the association has requested doctors nationwide to withdraw from Out Patient Department (OPD) services from Saturday.
"The already overburdened and exhausted Resident Doctors of the nation fighting at the frontline since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, have been waiting patiently till date for some positive outcome of Supreme Court proceedings in the matter of already delayed NEET-PG 2021 counselling. However, there seems to be no respite to their physical and mental distress, with the next court hearing scheduled on 6th January 2022," the statement read.
The Apex Court yesterday directed for listing the hearing on petitions challenging the validity of the Centre's decision to implement reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections in NEET PG admissions, on January 6, 2022.
The Centre had told the Supreme Court that it has decided to revisit Rs 8 Lakh criteria for determining the EWS. The decision will be taken within 4 weeks and thus the counselling for NEET Admission will be deferred for a further period of 4 weeks.