The postponement of the NEET PG exam is among a Few 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.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET PG 2021 has been postponed by at least 4 months. When the exam was postponed on April 18, 2021, aspirants were not given the exact date of the exam because they were also worried. But now, as they are aware that the exam will be held after 4 months, they are under relief. 

In an official order, the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,MEP Section

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-NEET (PG) – 2021 is being postponed. This Exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. At least one-month time will be given after the announcement of the Examination before it is conducted. The State/UT Governments are to make all efforts to reach out to each such prospective NEET candidate and persuade 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

Among the other major decision taken by the government inludes the services of final year PG students (broad as well as super-specialities) as residents may continue to be utilized until fresh batches of PG students have joined and B.Sc./GNM Qualified Nurses may be utilized in full-time Covid nursing duties under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses.

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.

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.

All such professionals who sign up for 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.

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