Give extra marks in NEET PG to Doctors Serving Covid-19 duties: AHPI to PM
Bangalore: Writing to the Prime Minister, the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) has asked for awarding grace marks to NEET PG aspirants joining Covid-19 duties as a measure to encourage them. Although in the letter dated 06.05.2021, the association praised the measures taken by the Central Government to enhance the medical human resources to fight the pandemic, it also mentioned that these measures "may not be enough to tackle the urgent issue at hand."
The Association has also suggested giving the same privilege to the interns joining Covid-19 duties by awarding them grace marks in the NEET-PG examination. Apart from these, other suggestions included giving additional marks to foreign medical graduates joining Covid duties in their screening examination, and awarding final year nursing and other allied health students grace marks in their final examinations.
This comes after the recent announcements made by the Prime Minister's Office to tackle the pandemic. Medical Dialogues had recently reported that in a major slew of announcements, the Prime Minister's Office had announced its decision to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months and utilize the services of fresh pass-outs for COVID duties.
"The State/UT Governments are to make all efforts to reach out to each such prospective NEET candidate and request 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," stated the PMO release.