NEET PG 2022: Several aspirants and doctors have been demanding the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG 2022) exam scheduled for May 21. Aspirants have cited the delay in the counseling process as the reason. Raising the demand, the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) has written a letter to the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
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“The following letter is to bring to your kind attention an issue raised by the present NEET PG 2021 applicants. As you must be aware, due to the COVID pandemic there was a delay in conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) 2021 examination in order to ensure the availability of a larger number of qualified doctors for COVID duties. Scheduled for April 2021, the examination was finally conducted in September 2021, five months after the scheduled date. As a result of this delay, the candidates who wrote the NEET-PG 2021 have lost practically a year of their careers,” the letter reads.
Requesting @MoHFW_INDIA @OfficeOf_MM @NBEMS_INDIA to Postpone NEET PG 22 exams from May to July as the students are facing a lot of trouble in participating in ongoing 21 counselling and preparing for 22 exams.This move is need of the hour.@DrRohanKrishna3 @DrHareeshPathak pic.twitter.com/EOHVl9AMJl
— FAIMA Doctors Association (@FAIMA_INDIA_) May 2, 2022
The association, in its letter, mentioned that the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on April 30 announced that the provisional stray vacancy round of NEET PG counseling was made ‘null and void’ and the final result will be released on Tuesday, May 2. Following the completion of this, state governments can conduct a mop-up round and several states have already announced schedules, most of which revolve around the middle of May 2022.
The association said that the candidates of NEET PG 2022 deserve a fair chance to participate in the ongoing counseling process and also get adequate time to prepare for the upcoming NEET PG 2022.
Earlier, thousands of doctors wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the letter, they highlighted the fact that National Medical Council (NMC) is adamant about not postponing NEET PG 2022 exam despite the fact that they will literally have no time to prepare for it. These doctors said that if exams are held as scheduled, on May 21, they have no choice but to surrender their prestigious medical degrees to the Government of India at Rastrapathi Bhavan.