Mah: OMAG appeals to PM to resolve dispute over reservation quota
Mumbai: The Academic Guild of Organized Medicine (OMAG) appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the highest justices of justice to resolve the dispute over the reservation quota for the creamy layer of other backward classes (OBC), here Wednesday.
OMAG Secretary General Dr IS Gilada told UNI that we called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leading judges to resolve the impasse in the wider public interest and increase efficiency in the management of the impending third wave of “corona”.
Dr Gilada said that in the 2021 academic year there had been no postgraduate medical admissions, final year students qualified almost eight months ago, due to a dispute over the reservation quota, but there was no admission to the postgraduate faculty. Doctors who graduate must take on a three-fold responsibility: caring for patients, teaching undergraduates who are MBBS students, and studying for their own PG degree, he added.
While a few states are busy with their elections and the country with COVID mitigation strategies in light of the Omicron variant showing its color, postgraduate doctors and aspiring PGs are suffering in vain in silence. They are caught in the crossfire of justice, politics and administration. Probably none of them understood the far-fetched implications of current-de-PG medical admissions.
The whole world is preparing for the third, fourth and fifth waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries based on their past experiences and the current scenario orchestrated by a highly infectious Omicron variant. The rest of the world is strengthening its health workforce and keeping it prepared for the worst-case scenario. India will have to do it too, Dr Gilada said.