Ground Report | New Delhi: What is NEET PG Counselling; Doctors protesting the delay in college assignments after the National Income and Eligibility Test, or NEET, a graduate medical exam will continue their strike. The announcement came after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya met with resident doctors on Tuesday afternoon.
At the meeting, the Health Minister asked the protesting doctors to call off the strike. He expressed regret for “any misconduct by the police” during the protests on Monday. The demonstrations were announced after Delhi police used force against doctors protesting the delay in counseling after the NEET exam.
What is NEET PG Counselling
NEET-PG or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) is a qualifying and ranking exam, once it is clarified which students can get admission to various MD, MS, and graduate degree courses in more than 100 private medical colleges and governmental.
Based on the students’ NEET scores and percentiles, a merit list is prepared and the entire group of seats for Diploma, MD, and MS is divided in half.
The first half is home-based, allowing students from a particular state to gain admission to universities in the state itself, while the second half is not home-based, allowing students to enter universities anywhere in the country without having to be from that country. particular state.
The seat allocation is carried out through a centralized advisory procedure, and for the whole India quota, the DGHS conducts the advisory.
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Who are resident Doctors?
A resident physician is a graduate of medical school and a physician-in-training who participates in a Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Health centers commonly refer to resident physicians as “residents” and first-year residents as “interns.”
Residents work in hospitals or doctor’s offices to further their education and training in a specialized field of medicine. A resident can work like this for three to seven years, a period known as residency.
During your residency, doctors provide direct care. This includes diagnosing, monitoring, and treating health conditions. Both physicians and senior residents in a medical facility supervise each resident. Junior residents generally start out with more supervision and less complicated tasks. Responsibilities increase as residents gain education and experience.
Why it was delayed?
The Covid pandemic had caused the Centre to delay the exam from May to September, with the results having been announced at the end of September. However, numerous cases about the new reservation criteria were brought to court, causing the counseling to be delayed from the initial counseling date of October 25.
Then, on November 25, the Cenre told the SC that it would be reviewing the criteria of Rs 8 lakh of annual income for EWS candidates after the high court questioned the reasoning behind the Center’s arrival at this figure.
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However, the Center also stated that the review process would take about 4 weeks, which means that counseling is deferred for that time. In early December, the Center also formed a committee to review the annual income criteria.
Why Resident Doctors are under stress?
Resident doctors work 80 hours a week depending on specialty and rotation within the specialty, with residents occasionally logging 136 (out of 168) hours a week. Some studies suggest that about 40% of this work is not direct patient care, but supportive care, such as paperwork.
Resident doctors work under extreme stress due to growing intolerance and mistrust of patients and the party. They are not only under mental stress but are also in constant danger of physical safety due to increasing incidents of violence against doctors.
The scheme, created following a Supreme Court order in 1992, limits working hours for junior residents to 12 hours a day and provides weekly holidays on a rotation basis.
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What is new Quota System?
Central Government has announced 27% reservation for OBC, and 10 for EWS candidates in All India quota for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses (MBBS/MD/MS/Diploma/BDS/MDS) from current academic % reservation has been announced. After the year 2021-22.
Seats under the 15% AIQ scheme will be allotted through NEET-UG reservation criteria. Earlier, the Supreme Court had introduced NEET reservations for 15% seats for SC and 7.5% seats for ST categories. Whereas, 27% OBC reservation for NEET admission was implemented only in central universities. However, this was not extended to the AIQ seats of MBBS and BDS colleges in the state
The All India Quota (AIQ) scheme was introduced in 1986 under the directions of the Supreme Court to provide domicile-free merit-based opportunities to students of any state who wish to study in a good medical college located in another state Was.
What is the strength of doctors in India?
In India, the country’s current population of 1.35 billion is estimated to have one doctor for every 1,457 people, well below the World Health Organization’s 1:1000 norm, the government has informed parliament.
The survey said that the government has asked states to connect about 2.51 lakh additional health human resources, including 10,767 general duty medical officers, 3062 specialists, 61,660 staff nurses, 84,077 auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), 42,031 paramedics, 414 public health managers. has supported. 17,265 program management staff on contract basis.
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