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Letter petition filed in Supreme Court seeking suo-moto cognizance on Resident Doctor’s Protest

Resident Doctor's Protest

A letter petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking suo-moto cognizance regarding the Resident Doctor’s Protest. Advocate Vineet Jindal has filed the letter petition in the apex court regarding the protest by the resident doctors in the National Capital in regards to the delay in the NEET-PG Counselling.

Advocate Vineet Jindal has filed a fresh letter petition in the Supreme Court of India seeking suo-moto cognizance on the Resident Doctor’s Protest that is being headed by the Federation of Resident Doctors Association of India (FORDA). According to Jindal, the mass protest that is being carried out by resident doctors is a consequence of the ineffectiveness of the Union Health Ministry to expedite the process of NEET-PG Counselling.

The petitioner, in his letter plea, has requested the Apex Court to prepone the hearing on the matter related to the economic reservations in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) (NEET-PG) course and start day-to-day hearings in the matter at the earliest. Further, Jindal has also sought directions from the Union Government to set up a committee to solve all the issues related to the protest led by doctors. He has also sought to issue direction to the Commissioner of Delhi Police Rakesh Asthana to start an inquiry and take strong action against officials who manhandled and physically assaulted the protesting doctors. 

The advocate, in his letter petition, has also praised the selfless and outstanding services by the doctors in the times of novel coronavirus. He wrote “For last two years, the doctors have given exemplary service in the emergency faced during Covid-19. They were applauded by the nation for their commendable efforts and devotion towards serving health care. The second wave of Covid-19 has already left an indelible impact on the lives of people. Now we are again facing a crisis of the third wave and are in extreme need of the best health care services owing to the current situation of the omicron outbreak.”

Advocate Vineet Jindal even said that this is indeed a sad state of affairs and said that the doctors that were once appreciated and applauded for their exemplary services are now in a state of exhaustion and overburden.

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