NEET PG 2021 Delayed By 4 Months
The pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the academic calendar. Aspirants ready to serve as covid warriors
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Conducted by NBE, NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation) is the national level exam for admission to various MD (Doctor of Medicine)/MS (Master in Surgery) and PG Diploma courses across the country. NEET PG is a highly competitive exam.
The NEET PG was scheduled to be held on April 18 but has been postponed for at least four months and it will not be held before August 31, 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday. The students will also be given at least one month of time to prepare for it. The postponement, of the medical entrance exam for postgraduate courses, is among a slew of measures approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost the availability of medical personnel in the country to fight against the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PMO also asked the State/UT Governments to make all efforts to reach out to each such prospective NEET candidates and requested 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 services of Final Year MBBS students can be utilized for providing services like teleconsultation and monitoring of mild COVID cases after due orientation by and under the supervision of faculty. The medical personnel completing 100 days of COVID duty will be given Prime Minister’s COVID National Service Samman. They will be given priority in the government recruitment.
“The pandemic situation of the country is perilous. Travelling to other states and giving exams during this pandemic situation is a hurdle. Risking our lives at the cost of examination was not an option. My advice to all the aspirants is that they should stay focused and concentrate on their studies and also try to serve the country during this devastating situation.” said Gaurav Tyagi, Founder, Career Xpert
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