In a bid to boost the availability of medical practitioners, the Government of India decided to deploy Medical Interns in Covid Management duties and also make use the service of Final Year MBBS students.
The review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Covid took the decision. The services of Final Year MBBS students shall be utilised for services like tele-consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases. They will work under the supervision of Faculty. This will reduce the workload on existing doctors engaged in Covid duty. This will boost efforts of triaging, an official statement said.
The meeting also decided to postpone NEET-PG for at least four months. They decided to hold the exam before August 31, 2021. The exams will be announced one month before.
The service of BSc/GNM Qualified Nurses will be utilised in full-time Covid nursing duties. They will work under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses. The individuals providing services in coronavirus management will get priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitments after they complete minimum of 100 days of Covid duty. The professionals who sign up for minimum 100 days of coronavirus duty and complete it successfully will also be given the Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman from Government of India.