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NEET exams postponed, medical interns assigned Covid duty: Decisions taken by PM Modi

By Saima Siddiqui 
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NEET exams postponed, medical interns assigned Covid duty: Decisions taken by PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took some important decisions in view of the growing need of adequate human resources amid an unprecedented rise of Covid-19 cases in the country. The PM took number of decisions “to boost availability of medical personnel to fight Covid-19.”

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Here are some key decision taken by PM Modi:

– Dates for NEET-PG exams have been postponed for at least 4 months and the exam will not be held before August 30. “Students will also be given atleast one month of time after announcement of exam before it is conducted. This will make a large number of qualified doctors available for Covid duties,” PMO said in a statement.

-Medical interns to be deployed in Covid management duties under the supervision of their faculty.

-Final Year MBBS students can be utilised for tele-consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases under supervision of faculty.

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-Medical personnel completing 100 days of Covid duties will be given priority in forthcoming regular government recruitments.

-B.Sc./GNM qualified nurses to be utilised in full-time Covid nursing duties under the supervision of senior doctors and nurses.

-Medical personnel completing 100 days of Covid duties will be given “Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman.”

In the last 24 hours, it reported over 3.68 fresh COVID-19 cases. The 3,68,147 new infections take active COVID cases in India to 34,13,642. Meanwhile, 3,417 people died due to coronavirus, taking the total death toll in India from the pandemic to 2,18,959.

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