Medical Students, Personnels Doing Covid Duty Can Get Govt Jobs; MBBS Students Asked To Help Patients
We all are aware of how day in and out medical personnels are working to save the lives of many from the deadly coronavirus and amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), key decisions to boost the availability of medical personnel have been authorised by PM Narendra Modi and the same has been released in a statement by Prime Minister’s office (PMO).
The statement said that the PM has reviewed the growing need of adequate human resources in tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in the country today.
MBBS Students Asked To Intern To Help Mild Covid Patients
Under the supervision of their faculty, a decision to allow deployment of medical interns in Covid Management duties was taken in order to increase the number of doctors, nurses and allied professionals for better management during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
For the mild Covid cases, final year MBBS students will be made a part of services like tele-consultation and monitoring as a part of the internship rotation. Also, under the supervision of senior doctors and nurses B.Sc./GNM qualified nurses will be deployed in full-time Covid-19 nursing duties.
The statement said that those who are involved in this, i.e. medical students as well as professionals shall not only be vaccinated but also be covered under the insurance scheme of government for health workers.
Recognition & Exam Date Modification
A Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman shall also be bestowed on the professionals who sign up for minimum 100 days of Covid related duty.
A decision of postponing the NEET-PG exam by at least 4 months has also been taken. Also, it has been decided to give at least one month of time after announcement of exam before it is conducted.
This comes in a middle of havoc that has been raised by the virus as on Monday, India reported as many as 368,147 new Covid-19 cases pushing the tally of country to 19,925,604. The total death toll has gone to 218,959 with 3,417 new coronavirus-related fatalities recorded on the day. Out of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, number of active cases in the country currently stands at 3,413,642.
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