The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET, Postgraduate) exam 2021 has been postponed for at least 4 months due to the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Prime Minister’s office announced on May 3, 2021.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorises key decisions to boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19. NEET-PG exams to be postponed for at least four months,” said an announcement made by the Prime Minister’s office.
“Final year MBBS students can be utilised for teleconsultation and monitoring of mild COVID-19 cases under the supervision of Faculty. BSc/GNM qualified nurses to be utilised in full-time COVID-19 nursing duties under the supervision of the senior doctors and nurses,” the announcement added.
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had announced the postponement of the NEET-PG 2021 exams on April 15, 2021. The announcement about the postponement was made amid the unprecendeted surge in the new COVID-19 cases in the country.