NEET-PG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test - Post Graduate) exam, which was scheduled for April 18, was postponed due to a massive rise in COVID-19 cases in April.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said the decision was been taken keeping the wellbeing of our young medical students in mind. He added that the next date for the exam will be decided later.
However, as per the latest report by ANI, the NEET-PG Exam will be postponed for at least 4 months.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorises keys decisions to boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19. NEET-PG Exam to be postponed for at least 4 months," PMO was quoted by ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had reviewed various measures to augment human resources for effective management of the COVID-19 situation and possible steps discussed include incentivising students and pass-outs of medical and nursing courses to join the pandemic duty, sources said.
The review meeting took place amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed in some parts of the country due to the surge in the COVID-19 cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.
In an earlier review meeting with Modi, institutions like Army had highlighted that they had opened temporary hospitals and their medical staff is also treating civilians wherever they can.
(With inputs from PTI)