Ever since the COVID-19 virus reared its ugly head, all sorts of disturbances have been faced by mankind, and the worst affected are the students.
Keeping in mind the rising numbers of COVID-19 infected patients, the Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that the National Eligibility cum Entrance test for post graduate students has been postponed as of now.
NEET PG Exams Postponed In View Of Rising COVID-19 Cases
The test was earlier scheduled to be conducted on April 18. The next date is yet to be decided, as per Dr. Vardhan.
Dr. Vardhan has tweeted, “In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases,GoI has decided to postpone #NEETPG2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18
Next date to be decided later
Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind.”
Recently, we reported to you that Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ stated that the NEET exam shall only be conducted one time this year, days after the date to conduct the NEET (UG) 2021 examination was announced by National Testing Agency (NTA).
India has recorded the highest ever fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as much as more than two lakh. After this several states have postponed board examinations as it does not appear judicious.
Group Of Doctors Move The Supreme Court; Here’s Why
As per reports a group of doctors moved the Supreme Court and asked for the postponement of the examination. They stated in their plea that the candidates who were to appear for this exam are busy treating the COVID-19 infected patients daily.
In the petition, the doctors have also stated that the condition was not as bad in January when the exam was canceled for the first time.
The exam is conducted by the national board of examination and admit cards have also been released by the board already.
In the plea, the doctors have mentioned that there is a sudden jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country and a shortage of doctors which makes the notification for the examination on April 18 against the public interest. The plea also referred to the deferment of CBSE class 12 exams
Multiple political leaders have also demanded for the postponement of the NEET PG 2021 exam.