COVID 19 Duty

NEET PG 2021 Postponed for at least 4 months; medical Interns to be deployed in COVID Management duties: PM Narendra Modi

2 years ago

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country today, Prime Minister reviewed the growing need for adequate human resources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took some very important decisions regarding boosting the availability of medical personnel in Covid duty.

Important Decisions taken in the meeting are:

1. NEET-PG 2021 is postponed for at least 4 months & 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. This will make a large number of qualified doctors available for Covid duties.

2. To deploy Medical Interns in COVID Management duties under the supervision of their faculty. 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 supervision of the Faculty. 

3. The services of Final Year PG Students (broad as well as super-specialties) as residents may continue to be utilized until fresh batches of PG Students have joined.

4. B.Sc./GNM Qualified Nurses may be utilized in full-time Covid nursing duties under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses.

5. The individuals providing services in COVID management will be given priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitments after they complete a minimum of 100 days of COVID duty. 

6. All such professionals who sign up for a minimum of 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.

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Seema Jain

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