Union health ministry postpones entrance medical exam for six to eight weeks

New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) The Union Health Ministry has asked the National Examinations Board (NBE) to postpone NEET PG 2022 by six to eight weeks as it clashes with the NEET PG 2021 board.

On January 25, six MBBS graduates had filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled for March 12 for admissions to postgraduate medical courses, claiming that many MBBS graduates would not be able to take the exam due to not completing the mandatory internship period.

Dr B Srinivas, Deputy Chief Executive (Medical Education) and Secretary Member of the Medical Advisory Committee, in a communication sent to Dr M Bajpai, Executive Director of NBE, said that many representations were received from doctors asking to postpone the Examination NEET-PG 2022 as it conflicted with NEET PG 2021 advice.

Additionally, many interns would not be able to participate in the PG 2022 council in May-June, Srinivas said.

“Keeping the above facts in mind, the HFM (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) has made the decision to postpone NEET PG 2022 for 6-8 weeks or as appropriate. Therefore, the decision taken by HFM can be respected”, indicates the communication sent on February 3.

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Maria J. Book