NEET PG 2021: Exam postponed for 4 months, Govt to request students to join COVID-19 duty
PM Modi has also said that students deployed in COVID-19 duty for atleast 100 days will get the preference in the upcoming the Govt. recruitments.
New Delhi: PM Modi took a number of key decisions to boost the availability of the medical personnel for the fight against COVID-19. One of them being the postponement of this year’s NEET-PG exam. In a latest press release by the PMO it was said that NEET-PG 2021 will not be conducted before August 21, 2021.
The statement said, “Postponement of NEET-PG for at least 4 months: Considering the current situation in the wake of resurgence of COVID – 19, NEET (PG) – 2021 has been postponed. This Exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. At least one-month time will be given after the announcement of the Examination before it is conducted.”
In turn students who are in their final year will be requested to join the medical personnel on the COVID-19 duty and help the country fight this second wave of the virus, The press release said, “The State/UT Governments are to make all efforts to reach out to each such prospective NEET candidates and request them to join the Covid – 19 workforce in this hour of need. The services of these MBBS doctors can be utilized in the management of COVID – 19. The State/UT Governments may now also deploy Medical Interns in Covid Management duties under the supervision of their faculty, as part of the Internship rotation. The services of Final Year MBBS students can be utilized for providing services like tele-consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases after due orientation by and under supervision of Faculty.”
PM Modi has also said that students deployed in COVID-19 duty for atleast 100 days will get the preference in the upcoming the Govt. recruitments. The statement reads, “The individuals providing services in Covid management will be given priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitments after they complete minimum of 100 days of Covid duty.”
Earlier, Delhi University also postponed the final semester exams by two weeks due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 across the country. India reported 3, 68, 147 new cases along with 3, 417 deaths on Monday.