Patient care at Delhi's Centre-run Ram Manohar Lohia, Safdarjung and Lady Hardinge hospitals were hit as resident doctors boycotted all routine and emergency services for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
The protest was called by the Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA).
FORDA president Dr Manish on Tuesday evening said if their demands are not met the resident doctors will hold a protest march to the Union Health Ministry's office at Nirman Bhawan here.
"We are going to hold a meeting of representatives from resident doctors' associations (RDAs) across the country on Wednesday afternoon and then decide accordingly," he said.
Sharing a video clip of Sansad TV, FORDA tweeted in the evening, "Thankful to Hon'ble Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury sir (Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha) for raising the issue of nationwide agitation of Resident Doctors in Parliament. We hope for an early resolution of the issue."
In the tweet, FORDA put the hashtag 'expedite NEET-PG counselling 2021' and tagged the Twitter handles of the Prime Minister's Office, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and the Health Ministry.FORDA president, in an update on a social media platform, claimed that he had a "telephonic conversation" with some health ministry officials on Tuesday night.