Junior doctors called off their indefinite strike Wednesday evening after the state government made them see reason into the fact that the issue they were agitating for was pending before the Patna high court, and it would comply with the court’s direction.
Health services were badly affected in medical colleges and hospitals after junior doctors went on an indefinite strike in protest against enrollment of students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in post graduate courses in Bihar’s medical colleges through state quota.
The junior doctors alleged that half of the total postgraduate seats in the state should be reserved only for students from state medical colleges.
Contrary to that, they alleged, the prospectus of Postgraduate Medical Admission Counselling (PGMAC) of BCECEB also mentions AIIMS-Patna students eligible under the state quota. They argued that Patna AIIMS is a central government institution.
Bihar has around 900 PG seats in state government institutions across the state. The selection of students for admission in PG medical courses in the state is done through national-level exam called National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduate (NEET- PG).
Undergraduate and postgraduate students in state medical colleges had also boycotted their classes in support of the strike.