After writing several letters to concerned departments, ministers, and even to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind, thousands of NEET aspirants on Thursday took to the microblogging site Twitter to raise their issue. They were joined by netizens in appealing for postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG 2022) exam scheduled for May 21. Soon #POSTPONENEETPG_MODIJI became one of the top trends on Twitter. At the time of writing this news, over 123k people have tweeted using the hashtag.
— Raghwendra Shukla (@ShuklaRaghav) May 5, 2022
It started trending as the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) requested people to tweet with the hashtag.
Earlier, FAIMA wrote a letter to the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to bring his attention towards the issues.
— FAIMA Doctors Association (@FAIMA_INDIA_) May 5, 2022
“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.
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.