Press Trust of India|Jun 22, 2022
DU students protest against 'brutal attack' on resident doctors
Delhi University students staged a protest against an attack by Delhi police on doctors, who were marching to Supreme Court to expedite NEET PG Counselling 2021.
NEW DELHI: In solidarity with the protesting doctors, the Delhi University students of the Art department condemned the “brutal attack” on resident doctors by Delhi police. Doctors across the country have been protesting to expedite the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG Counselling 2021. Several medical students, non-medical college students have also come out in support of the resident doctors.
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Saying the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya "response was not satisfactory", a delegation of FORDA announced that the doctors will continue their protest from today.
Students from various educational institutions including DU staged a protest against the brutal attack on doctors by Delhi Police and in solidarity with the cause of NEET PG Students and Doctors,” Arts Faculty, University of Delhi said.
"The protest was organized to emphasize the fact that the nation will not keep silent at such instances where the doctors, who have been the backbone of our nation during times of health machinery crisis, are being harassed and beaten up," DU students association said.
Aftab Alam, a student of DU, MA Buddhist Studies, DUSU Vice Presidential candidate, 2019, organized the solidarity event and said that the protest is "to show that students like him stand in unflinching support with the doctors".
He further said that such voices should be raised from across the country and condemn police brutality. Students from CYSS, AISA, SFI, BSCEM also supported the solidarity protest.
Junior doctors of GMCH, Guwahati also staged protest today against manhandling of peacefully protesting resident doctors in Delhi. Along with them, several non-medical college hospitals have also joined the protest, FORDA said. "Doctors from Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality hospital and the Delhi government’s second super speciality hospital have also joined the strike," it said.
On December 28, All India Institute of Medical Sciences resident doctors’ association (AIIMS RDA) condemned the “atrocities of police against the doctors who were protesting peacefully for expediting the NEET PG Counselling for admission of more than 42,000 doctors”
Calling it a ‘black day’ for the medical fraternity, the All India Medical Students' Association said, "2,500 resident doctors have been detained at Sarojini Nagar police station in Delhi."
NEET PG Counselling has been already delayed by eight months. Doctors protesting across the country have been pointing to the ‘acute shortage’ of resident doctors in the country.
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