According to IMA (Indian Medical Association) President Sahajanand Prasad Singh, Health Minister Manuskh Mandaviya has promised that NEET-PG counselling will begin before the 6th of January.
He also said that the minister has assured there will be no FIRs on the doctors.
Thousands of resident doctors have been protesting over the delay in counselling, which the government says is stuck due to ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court.
Resident doctors say that they are overwhelmed due to shortage of manpower and the government should start counselling for fresh admissions to increase the strength.
Earlier in the day, the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) announced that it was calling off its strike against the delay in NEET 2021 counselling.
The decision came after a meeting with the Delhi Commissioner of Police over the process to withdraw FIR in connection with the ITO protest.
Dr Manish, FORDA president, said that they will call off the strike after 12 pm.
“We had a meeting with Joint CP last night. Withdrawal of FIR process started (in connection with ITO protest). After 12 pm today we’ll call off our strike against the delay in NEET 2021 counselling.”