The Supreme Court has reserved order on tangle of NEET-PG, aggravating the problems of resident doctors.
The Union Government had assured to start counselling for post-graduate admissions on Thursday, as the Court was expected to announce its decision. The case pertaining to 27 percent reservation for OBCs and 10 percent for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) was pending before the Apex Court.
Besides taking reservation beyond 50 percent, the criteria for income limit for EWS, was questioned.
With the inordinate delay in starting counselling for NEET-PG, the hospitals attached to medical colleges are required to work with a dilapidated number of resident doctors. The deficiency is about 2/3rd of the existing seats. During the two waves of COVID19 the working resident doctors faced serious problems in managing the health services. Now the third wave is evident with its very fast-spreading and emergence of new variants.
The Resident Doctors are up against the Government, which has not been able to fill in the vacancies in time. They had also launched strikes and withdrew following an assurance by the Government. Even during the strike, the Resident Doctors had not stopped emergency services.