Minister of medical education Amit Deshmukh said written and practical exams will be conducted by following safety rules prescribed for Covid-19. He said students can use admit cards to travel to exam centres. A decision will be taken later on students who test positive before exams.
Dr T P Lahane, director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, said postgraduate medical aspirants, now serving bonds, will continue to work till the central government conducts NEET-PG. The state will also use medical interns. There will not be any shortage of manpower, he said.
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Final year exams were postponed following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state and the postponement of NEET-PG for admissions to MD/MS courses. Only after the first year batch joins college, the final year doctors are relieved from duties. With the central government postponing NEET-PG till August 31, the centre had directed states to make use of the services of final year doctors till the new batch joins. The doctors are usually relieved from duties on April 30. Now they will continue till June-end. A representative of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors said cases have dropped in most regions and requirement of manpower too. “Government must not postpone the exams,” he said.