Massive doctors' protest in Delhi over NEET exams

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Massive doctors' protest in Delhi over NEET exams (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Massive doctors' protest in Delhi over NEET exams (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : Resident Doctors' group in Delhi was seen protesting and threatening a complete shutdown of medical services, alleging a brutal police crackdown on their protest against the delay in college allotments after the NEET postgraduate exam.

The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) has said that 4000 of its members have ended sit-in at the Sarojini Nagar police station around midnight on Monday to adhere to the coronavirus night curfew.

The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) has called upon all RDAs associated with it as well as other doctors' associations across India for complete shutdown of healthcare services from Wednesday. The AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association has come out in support of FORDA, saying it shall shut down all non-emergency services on Wednesday if no adequate response is received from the government within 24 hours.

Several doctors (mainly females) have notified that they were manhandled during the protest march during the face-off with police personnel.

However, the police denied any allegations of using excessive force or abusive language and said only 12 protesters were detained and released later.

Patient care remained affected at three major government-run hospitals - Safdarjung, RML and Lady Hardinge - among others, news agency PTI reported.

According to police, while the protesters were being removed from the roads, they tried to tear the uniform of the police personnel. They even broke the glasses of police vehicles and misbehaved with the policemen.