A medical students’ association will approach the Supreme Court on May 4 to postpone the NEET PG 2022 exam because the counselling procedure for 2021 is still ongoing, while other medical organisations urged the union health minister to postpone the exam until July.
According to Dr. Jitendra Singh, national president of the All India Medical Students’ Association, the association would file a petition on May 4 to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) 2022.
“We request all medical associations to join in this fight for justice for medical students.”Dr. Jitendra Singh
The association stated in a second letter to the union health ministry that counselling for NEET PG 2021 is currently ongoing, while the NEET PG 2022 exam is set for May 3.
The association requested that the exam be postponed, claiming that this would allow for a smoother counselling process and so eliminate the challenges that aspirants were experiencing.According to aspirants, the NEET PG counselling for 2021 will be completed by May 3, followed by state counselling, which would be completed by the end of May.
The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) has also written to Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, requesting that the NEET PG 2022 exam be moved from May to July.In an online poll conducted by FAIMA, almost 85 percent of respondents said the tests scheduled for May 21 should be postponed.
“Justice can be served to these hard-working candidates, who formed the main support system of the country during the Covid-19 crisis and provided their best efforts to ensure the safety of the citizens.”
The NEET PG 2022 exam is taken by 1.5 lakh MBBS candidates. The Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital Resident Doctors’ Association has also asked the health minister to check into the problem immediately.
They tweeted, “Kindly put an end to the misery of NEET PG applicants.” For around 78,000 MBBS graduates, India has about 38,000 post-graduate seats.
There are 50% All India quota seats and 50% state quota seats, with 19,000 MD/MS seats available.Due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, NEET-PG 2021 was repeatedly postponed.
The PG test for 2021, which was originally scheduled for April 2021, was only held on September 11, 2021.The Supreme Court refused a request to postpone the NEET test due to COVID-19 in 2020.