Govt. delays NEET-PG exam for 4 more months
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Govt. delays NEET-PG exam for 4 more months

May 4, 2021

Priority in future recruitment to medics completing 100 days of COVID duty 

New Delhi: The NEET-PG exam has been postponed for at least four months and will not be conducted before Aug. 31, 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement on Monday.

The students will be given at least one month of time after announcement of the exam.

As per the statement, the decision has been taken in view of the current pandemic crisis which will make a large number of qualified doctors available for Covid duties.

The State and UT Governments have decided 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, it read.

Services of Final Year MBBS students can be utilised for providing services like tele-consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases which will reduce the workload on existing doctors engaged in Covid duty and provide boost to efforts of triaging, the PMO said.

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.

Apart from preference in recruitment, the PMO also said that medical personnel completing 100 days of COVID duties will be given Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman.

The medical students and professionals sought to be engaged in Covid related work will be suitably vaccinated and all health professionals thus engaged will be covered under the Insurance Scheme of Government for health workers engaged in fighting Covid-19, a statement said here.

The States and UTs have also been requested to maximise the manpower availability and help India overcome the Covid crisis.

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