BREAKING | Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Hospitalized for COVID Complications

Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID complications today. 

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi for posting COVID issues today. According to initial reports, the 61-year-old man, who was tested for the virus on April 21, complained of complications and was taken to hospital.

The news of Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’s admission to AIIMS comes at a time when a major announcement of CBSE class 12 exam patterns is expected to be made today.

Sources said the Minister of Education was expected to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and brief him on the recommendations made by the state education boards regarding the conduct of the 12th board exams.

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Earlier on May 23, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and education ministers and other officials linked to the department of education participated in a high-level meeting at which it was decided that Class 12 CBSE exams would not be canceled as Class X.

Sources suggested that the ruling dispensation has decided to double the examination centres in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition this, the authorities also mulling over ensuring vaccination on priority for those students who are 18 years and above and teachers and staff to be present during the examination.

All covid-19 arrangements will be made at the writing centers and the number of students who will register for the test in one room will also be small.

Meanwhile, class 12 students must note that a notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations. 

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