Even as MBBS graduates proceed to lift the demand to delay the NEET-PG examination for the yr 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 so far and the fresh batch of PG students is not expected to join before the end of July. It has been decided… services of these post-graduate students as residents may be continued to be utilised with full pay/stipend until fresh batches of post-graduate students have joined physically to ensure that there is no shortage of residents in handling the clinical duties,” stated a communication from the Directorate General of Health Services to hospitals reminiscent of Safdarjung, Lady Hardinge and RML in Delhi together with central authorities hospitals from different states.
The delay in final yr’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 depart after their ultimate examination in May, officers stated. This will depart the medical faculty 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 prone to be a part of earlier than the top of July even when the exams are performed as scheduled on May 21, they added.
The NEET-PG examination is often performed in January. This yr’s examination was earlier scheduled for March because the counselling for the 2021 batch started solely in January this yr. It was additional pushed to May 21 because the counselling course of received extended.
Last yr, resident medical doctors working in medical faculty 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.