MUHS conducts re-exam of resident doctor who missed practicals after contracting Covid
Mumbai: In a major relief to a resident doctors from GMCH Nagpur who previously failed to appear for the examination after he tested COVID positive, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) decided to conduct a re-examination under one time special provision made by the authorities.
MUHS examination controller Dr. Ajith Pathak confirmed that the University made special provision for the student who was a front-line Covid warrior.
However, Pathak clarified that "This special provision is a one-time measure for summer 2020 examinations only for those students who have appeared for theory, and tested Covid positive before their practical examinations."
According to a recent media report in TOI, the medico who is a resident doctor from PG (ortho) was tested positive on September 6th, just one day before the examination. Following the protocol, he was not allowed to appear for the examination and had to go under mandatory quarantine in spite of being present on the campus. Both the authorities of MUHS and DMER assured him via phone that an examination will be conducted once the candidate recovers from the infection.
A few days ago the doctor was tested covid negative after which GMCH Dean wrote to MUHS requesting them to make necessary arrangements to conduct the examination of the medico. Previously there was no such provision available in the act; hence, the authorities had to create a special one-time provision by passing an independent resolution.
The authorities decided to conduct the examination at GMCH Nagpur on Monday.