To ensure that there is no shortage of doctors to take care of the growing number of patients in India’s hospitals and medical centers, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has called on graduating final year students to continue working as ‘residents’ until a new group of students arrives. Enrollment of a large number of graduates has been delayed this year as the entrance exams – the NEET PG have not been held due to the epidemic. The test was postponed until further notice.
All medical institutions including central, state, UT, government institutions or private institutions have been requested to continue providing end-of-year students with accommodation and payment of stipend during the extended period.
Examinations for the final year of postgraduate studies have been delayed in many colleges. “In view of this situation, in order to ensure that there is no shortage of residents in handling the increase in cases of COVID-19, the roles of these graduate students can continue to be used until new groups of graduates are included,” NMC said in its official report.
Currently, there are 75236 graduates, 26969 senior citizens, 1999 non-PG residents, and 7748 pg students in specialized courses in India, according to the NMC.
For undergraduate tests, the NMC’s UGU medical education board has asked colleges to hold tests according to each schedule. In view of the dangerous classification of areas where medical colleges or institutions are located, in the absence of external inspectors, the institute can hold tests with one external inspector from an outsider in online mode and another inspector may be invited to the same health university who must remain physically present.