The government of India conducts a postgraduate medical entrance test for admission to MD, MS, PG Diploma programmes for the academic session in any given year annually. Any student who wishes to pursue post graduation studies in any of the medical fields must qualify this exam.
In the view of COVID-19 surge the government of India has postponed NEET-PG 2021. On thursday, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced this decision to postpone the post-graduate medical entrance exam via his twitter handle. NEET-PG 2021 was earlier scheduled for April 18, however, due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases, the post grad exam for this year has been postponed. The new date for the exam is yet to be decided.
The notice was issued on 15th April 2021, by Medical Education Division of Department of Health and family welfare under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India, withdraws its earlier notice of 13th April 2021. The Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweeted, “In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases, Government of India has decided to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Next date to be decided later.”
NBA NEET-PG 2021 admit cards were recently released by the authorities. Almost about 1,74,886 students are to appear in this exam.
A series of events unfolded itself in the latter half of yesterday, when a group of student doctors filed up a petition to the prestigious Supreme Court to request for postponement of the NEET-PG medical entrance exams. The petition stated that “forcing doctors, who treat coronavirus patients on a daily basis, to attend a physical exam would put thousands of lives at risk.”
After the CBSE announced postponement of Class 12 Board Examinations and its cancellation for Class 10, the Under Secretary of Government of India, Mr. Amit Biwas signed the dotted line for the notice regarding the NEET-PG 2021 Exam date.