Just like the fate of all other major examinations in India, the NEET-PG exam has also been postponed amid the surging COVID-19 cases across the country. The exam has been postponed again for at least 4 more months. However, students will be notified one month before the announcement of the revised date so that they can prepare accordingly. This significant decision has been announced to boost the availability of medical personnel on COVID duty.

A decision was taken to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months and the exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will also be given at least one month of time after the announcement of the exam before it is conducted," read the government's release.

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Major decisions taken by the government

  • Medical Interns would be deployed for COVID management duties under the active supervision of their faculty. 
  • Final Year MBBS students can be utilized for teleconsultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases under the supervision of the Faculty.
  • BSc/GNM Qualified Nurses to be utilized in full-time COVID nursing duties under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses. 

To promote and garner support for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has also said "The medical students/professionals sought to be engaged in Covid related work will be suitably vaccinated. All health professionals thus engaged will be covered under the insurance scheme of government for health workers engaged in fighting Covid-19,"

It further said. "All such professionals who sign up for a minimum 100 days of Covid duty and complete it successfully will also be given the Prime Minister's Distinguished Covid National Service Samman from the Government of India.”

As a courtesy gesture by the government, medical personnel completing 100 days of COVID duties will be given priority in forthcoming regular government recruitments. 

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