The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) has been postponed for at least four months, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs crucial decisions to increase medical staff availability in the battle against COVID-19, including postponing the NEET-PG exam for at least four months,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Medical staff who have completed 100 days of Covid duties will be granted preference in future routine Government recruitment, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
It stated that medical interns would be assigned to Covid Management duties under the supervision of their faculty.
“Under the guidance of the faculty, final-year MBBS students can be used for teleconsultation and tracking of mild Covid events.
Under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses, BSc/GNM trained nurses will be used in full-time Covid nursing duties,” it said.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced the postponement of the NEET PG exam on April 15, 2021, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases across the world.