Tribune News Service
New Delhi, May 3
In wide-ranging selections to spice up the provision of medical personnel for Covid response, the Government on Monday determined to postpone NEET PG for 4 months till August 31 to rope in MBBS pass-outs getting ready for the exams.
It additionally permitted final year MBBS students to conduct teleconsultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases underneath the supervision of senior docs.
The selections have been taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the rising want for satisfactory human sources for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation.
“A decision was taken to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months and the exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will also be given at least 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,” the Health Ministry stated.
It was additionally determined to permit deployment of medical interns in Covid Management duties underneath the supervision of their school, as a part of the Internship rotation.
The authorities stated states can use the companies of final year MBBS students for offering companies like teleconsultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases after due orientation by and underneath the supervision of college.
“This will reduce the workload on existing doctors engaged in Covid duty and provide boost to efforts of triaging,” stated the Centre.
The companies of final year PG students (broad in addition to tremendous specialities) as residents will proceed to be utilized till contemporary batches of PG Students have joined.
B.Sc/General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) certified nurses can now be utilized in full-time Covid nursing duties underneath the supervision of senior docs and nurses, the brand new orders stated.
Further, it was determined that the people offering companies in Covid administration shall be given precedence in forthcoming common Government recruitments after they full a minimal of 100 days of Covid responsibility.
The medical students and professionals who sought to be engaged in Covid associated work shall be suitably vaccinated, stated the federal government urging students to come back ahead.
“All well being professionals thus engaged shall be lined underneath the Insurance Scheme of Government for well being employees engaged in combating Covid 19.
All such professionals who enroll for at least 100 days of Covid responsibility and full it efficiently may even be given the Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman from the Government of India. Doctors, nurses and allied professionals kind the spine of covid administration and are additionally the frontline personnel. Their presence in satisfactory power is important to deal with the wants of the sufferers effectively,” the federal government stated.