Postpone NEET PG 2023 : Doctor Fed up with the silence of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the students’ demands to postpone the NEET PG 2023 exam, doctors have now decided to stage a peaceful protest under the umbrella of the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA). Tuesday i.e. 7 February 2023 at Jantar Mantar. In this regard, the association has already written to the Deputy Commissioner of Police seeking permission for a peaceful protest by NEET PG candidates.
The protesting doctors are also demanding the resignation of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reinstate Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
According to the doctors’ associations, if the NEET PG 2023 exam date is postponed, candidates will have enough time to study for the test. Dr. Manish Jangra, Founder of FAIMA, who went to meet the Minister, said that he was trying his best to effect the postponement. Apart from the NEET PG 2023 postponement, the doctors are also demanding a revision of the internship deadline as many interns remain ineligible.
Extend Internship deadline to July 31, ABVP writes to Health Minister
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday wrote a letter to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya requesting extension of NEET PG 2023 internship deadline. The students group requested to extend the NEET PG 2023 internship eligibility date to July 31, 2023.
The members of the students union met Mansukh Mandaviya on February 2 and asked to reduce the gap between the NEET PG 2023 exam and counselling. They further demanded to reopen the NEET PG application form window.
Permission Letter for protest at Jantar Mantar
However, despite several attempts by the FAIMA delegation, the doctors reportedly could not meet the Union Health Minister and therefore they have decided to opt for peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar.
Writing to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in this regard, FAIMA mentioned,
With due respect and heavy heart we want to convey you the concern of COVID warriors regarding the #NEETPG2023.
We tried our level best to communicate to Hon’ble Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya ji regarding our demands.
We requested through official routes. But we were not given any support from Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya ji. That forced us to come on this step after this.”We Doctors on behalf of FAIMA want to peacefully protest on Jantar Mantar in around 100 numbers.
We assure you our protest will be apolitical & peaceful. We want to show our plea in front of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. We have left with no other option except protesting peacefully. We don’t want public to suffer in this demand,” the letter further mentioned.
“It is humble request to you kindly give us permission to do peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar on 5th of February(Sunday),” it added.
After the Twitter Storm, the FAIMA said it will organize a peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar and if the authorities do not pay notice to the demands of the students, they will consider shutting down OPD services which might lead to a total shutdown.
Check what students say on Twitter:
These are Some Main points of #NEETPG2023 aspirants:— Indian Doctor🇮🇳 (@Indian__doctor) January 31, 2023
This is future of Lakh of #MedStudents!!
Dear @mansukhmandviya ji kindly help to resolve this issue
High hope from You !!@PMOIndia @narendramodi@ABVPDelhi @ABVPVoice @FAIMA_INDIA_ #PostponeNEETPG2023 #delayneetpg2023 pic.twitter.com/bEvnXTOfn1
For those who don’t understand Hindi.— Dr.Prajwal Sarode (@PrajwalSarode11) February 3, 2023
They have clearly mentioned regarding both PP and EE issues(more stressed on this)
Kindly listen to the plea of thousands of students.@mansukhmandviya @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA