Doctor’s produces appeal to CJI as the admissions of PG medical students get delayed.
Mumbai: the delay in the admissions of the (PG) Post Graduate medical students for over a time span of six months due to the massive hit of the Second wave within the country, were held back due to a court case. The Supreme Court stated that the counseling process for the next hearing has been scheduled for the 16th of November. Due to the plea challenge of a government decision for the application of OBC and EWS quotas for all the allotted medical seats. The Federation of Resident Doctors association had appealed a letter to the Chief Justice of India, where he had mentioned for the hearing to be expedited and began with the admission process very soon.
In the letter appealed to the Chief Justice, Federation President Dr. Manish from Delhi has mentioned “With a delay in admissions of first-year students, the workload has shifted to current batches of students in three-year MD/MS courses. Not just PG aspirants, whose academic year is delayed by over six months, but doctors in current batches are overburdened with Covid and non-Covid work.”
The federation letter further went on to state that, After results of final year exams were announced, most successful candidates were relieved from duties... some joined as senior residents in parent institutions. Thus, healthcare institutions are being managed by current batches of second and third-year resident doctors... This is a precarious situation, considering that current batches have been dealing with the pandemic since the beginning and are overburdened.
The post-graduate students or the resident doctors were the ones who had worked during the first and the second wave of the Covi-19 situations. The admissions of NEET and Post Graduate to the MB/MS courses are held during the month of January every year. But this year it has been shifted to the 18th of April and was further pushed to September due to the outbreak and the increase in the Covid-19 cases, during the Second Wave. Exams were held, and results were announced. But the government's last-minute decision to implement the OBC and EWS quotas in all-India quota seats for undergraduate and PG medical and dental seats was opposed by aspirants, who challenged it.
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