New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a review meeting on the availability of health workers and took many important decisions. He held a meeting with departmental officers, cabinet secretary and health minister through video conferencing and reviewed the availability of doctors for the shortage of doctors.
The PM decided to give priority to all the health workers in government appointments, who have worked for 100 days in the management of Covid-19. According to this decision, whenever government recruitment comes, priority will be given to health workers working during Covid-19. Also, in view of the epidemic, Prime Minister Modi decided to pursue the NEET exam for the next 4 months.
It is worth noting that at present, there is a lack of medical staff in Covid management. The government is worried about this. That is why Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a review meeting with Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gaba, Health Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office and others. During the meeting, it was decided to postpone the NEET-PG for at least 4 months while deciding to meet the shortage of health workers and the examination will not be held before 31 August 2021. Students will be given at least one month’s time before the examination is conducted.
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During the review, medical interns were also allowed to be posted in Covid Management.
It was decided to use the services of MBBS final year students to supervise tele-counseling, mild Covid cases.
The services of Final Year PG Students (Comprehensive as well as Super-Specialty) can be used till PG students join the new batch.
B.Sc./ GNM qualified nurses will be used for full time Covid nursing work under the supervision of senior doctors and nurses.
Those who provide services in Covid management who have done at least 100 days of work for Covid management, will be given priority in regular government recruitment.
Medical students / professionals engaged in Covid related work will be suitably vaccinated. Also, they will also be covered under the insurance scheme for health workers.
Apart from this, all such professionals who sign on to provide services related to Covid for minimum 100 days and successfully complete it, will also be given the prestigious Covid National Service Award of the Prime Minister from the Government of India.