Telangana

Junior doctors boycott out-patient services

Junior doctors across Telangana boycotted Out-Patient medical services from Wednesday demanding NEET-PG counselling to be expedited. The protest which was launched at all government hospitals will continue for two more days.

The boycott was launched expressing solidarity with a call given by Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) and Resident Doctors Associations in other States. Usually, the counselling is held in May or June. However, it is not conducted yet this year.

MBBS and PG students come under the umbrella term of Junior Doctors. At hospitals, apart from senior doctors and health staff, medical services are offered by the junior doctors.

The junior doctors said that aspirants of Post Graduate courses who had qualified for counselling were awaiting for the process to begin. They expressed apprehensions that the aspirants might lose an academic year if the counselling is not held soon.

Now, the burden of medical services at hospitals is on second and third year PG students (resident doctors). The third year students have final examinations in a few months. They would get busy with the preparations, which means that burden might fall on second year students, said Dr N Karthik, general secretary of Telangana Junior Doctors Association, adding that this could be the situation across the country.


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