Published: 20th January 2023
NEET PG 2023: Here's why this doctors' body is asking Health Ministry to postpone exam
The doctors' association said medical students are in a state of turmoil and unable to concentrate on their studies due to major ongoing issues
The United Doctors Front Association has written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya seeking postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET PG) 2023 examination, scheduled on March 5, by two-three months.
The doctors' body has also sought to revise the new internship cut-off date, informing that many interns still remain ineligible, as stated in a report by PTI. The Union Health Ministry on January 13 extended the MBBS internship cut-off date to June 30. Earlier, the cut-off date for aspirants to complete their mandatory one-year internship was March 31, 2023.
The doctors' association said medical students are in a state of turmoil and unable to concentrate on their studies due to major ongoing issues related to the early scheduled date for NEET PG-2023.
"Sir, as per National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) revised internship eligibility criteria for NEET PG-2023, internship completion date, that is, June 30 is not justifying criteria for ongoing internship batch. Around 10,000 interns from many states are still ineligible for NEET PG-2023 after revision," the letter dated January 18 stated.
Recently, NEET-PG 2022 special stray round counselling was conducted on January 10. "Many of the NEET-PG aspirants were busy attending counselling. So NEET-PG participants/aspirants are getting less time to prepare for the upcoming exam scheduled on March 5. So we request you to kindly look in the above matter on urgent basis and serve justice to NEET PG-2022 aspirants by postponement of NEET PG-2023 for a minimum of two-three months and re-revision of internship eligibility criteria for ineligible interns to make them eligible for NEET PG-2023," the letter added.