With simply 9 days to go for the NEET-PG examination for the yr 2022, the Indian Medical Association has written to the union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya to delay it. The college students have been asking for an extension of six to 10 weeks to present them time to arrange for the examination after the counselling for the earlier yr ends.
The examination was already deferred as soon as from March 12 to the present date.
“As a result of the delayed counselling schedule, NEET PG 2022 was deferred … so that the candidates could appear for the stray vacancy round of NEET-PG 2021 and can still have plenty of time for preparation and re-appearance for the next NEET-PG 2022 exam if they fail to secure a seat this year… The difference between NEET PG 2022 exam date and completion of 2021 counselling is too short for the aspirant to prepare and appear for an extremely difficult exam like NEET-PG,” IMA stated of their letter.
The counselling for the 2021 session was repeatedly delayed and began solely in January this yr. The counselling course of itself went on for longer attributable to litigations — one among which resulted within the third mop-up spherical being dropped and a particular spherical carried out – and procedural lapses similar to when some seats have been crammed in offline counselling however weren’t up to date on-line and have been consequently allotted to a different scholar too.
These delays matter as a result of practically three-fourths of the scholars make a number of makes an attempt at NEET-PG to get the school and the course they need. With the stray vacancies nonetheless being crammed and counselling nonetheless ongoing in some states, the scholars have stated the dates of counselling for 2021 and check for 2022 might conflict for some. Others have additionally stated that they didn’t get sufficient time to arrange between the counselling and check.
Some of the medical doctors who participated in a strike in December final yr demanding that the NEET PG counselling be expedited have additionally supported the present demand for a delay as a result of they stated that the resident medical doctors are already overworked a delay of simply two months is not going to have an effect on them extra. Others, nonetheless, keep that with the outgoing third yr batch beginning to go away the resident medical doctors will once more be left with solely two-thirds of the energy. The PG college students work as junior residents within the medical school hospitals as a part of their coaching.