Whilst MBBS graduates proceed to lift the demand to delay the NEET-PG examination for the 12 months 2022, a number of central authorities hospitals have been given permission to retain their outgoing batch of post-graduate college students with pay.
“NEET-PG 2022 has not been held to date and the recent batch of PG college students isn’t anticipated to affix earlier than the top of July. It has been determined… providers of those post-graduate college students as residents could also be continued to be utilised with full pay/stipend till recent batches of post-graduate college students have joined bodily to make sure that there isn’t any scarcity of residents in dealing with the scientific duties,” mentioned a communication from the Directorate Common of Well being Providers to hospitals akin to Safdarjung, Woman Hardinge and RML in Delhi together with central authorities hospitals from different states.
The delay in final 12 months’s examination and counselling has led to the first-year post-graduate college students simply becoming a member of their schools because the third-year college students put together to go away after their remaining examination in Could, officers mentioned. It will go away the medical school hospitals once more in need of one batch of PG college students who work in hospitals as junior residents, with the brand new batch not more likely to be part of earlier than the top of July even when the exams are performed as scheduled on Could 21, they added.
The NEET-PG examination is often performed in January. This 12 months’s examination was earlier scheduled for March because the counselling for the 2021 batch started solely in January this 12 months. It was additional pushed to Could 21 because the counselling course of bought extended.
Final 12 months, resident medical doctors working in medical school hospitals had taken to the streets as a result of the delay in examination and counselling for the 2021 batch had left them in need of manpower by almost one-third.