NEET-PG postponed, deployment of medical interns and other key decisions taken in PM Modi’s virtual meet held today

The PMO issues statement regarding the key decisions which have been taken with a view to accelerating the availability of the human resource in the country to tackle the Covid pandemic.

In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases and to boost the availability of human resources concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, PM Modi held a virtual meet yesterday with the officials to take up the discussion over the subject.

“The Prime Minister reviewed the growing need for adequate human resources for responding to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country today. Many important decisions were taken which will significantly boost the availability of medical personnel in Covid duty”, says the PMO.


The key decisions include the postponement of NEET-PG exams for at least 4 months, as per the information provided by the PMO.

In addition to this, medical personnel completing 100 days of Covid duties will be given priority in forthcoming regular government recruitments. The decision has been acknowledged to encourage the MBBS pass-outs to join Covid duty.

Furthermore, the PMO adds that medical interns will also be deployed in Covid management duties under the supervision of their faculty.

Final year MBBS students would be made indulged in teleconsultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases under the supervision of their respective faculties.

Additionally, as per the statement issued by the PMO, B.Sc./GNM qualified nurses would be deployed in full-time Covid duties under the guidance of senior doctors and nurses.

Adding further, the statement ensures that the medical personnel completing 100 days of Covid duties will be provided Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman.

The statement also adds, “Doctors, nurses, and allied professionals form the backbone of Covid management and are also the frontline personnel. Their presence in adequate strength is critical to address the needs of the patients well. The stellar work and deep commitment of the medical community were taken note of.”

Well, the rising numbers of Covid cases in India are indeed apprehensible. The country reports 3,68,060 cases in a span of 24 hours thereby pushing the tally to 19.9 million.

In this regard, Prime Minister Modi tweets, “A series of decisions that will increase the availability of medical personnel to strengthen the fight against Covid-19.”