The union health ministry on Tuesday extended the last date of completion of internship for MBBS aspirants to August 11 to complete the mandatory one-year internship.
The National Board of Examinations (NBEMS) in a notification said, “In continuation of NBEMS notice dated January 13 and pursuant to the directions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare… the cut-off date for completion of internship for the purpose of eligibility for NEET-PG 2023 has been further extended to August 11”.
“Considering the future of more than 13,000 MBBS students across 5 States/UTs who were not eligible for NEET PG 2023 exam due to delayed internship, MoHFW has decided to extend last date of completion of internship for eligibility to 11th Aug 2023”, said the health ministry in a tweet.
However, Talking to Medlarge, Dr Manish Jhangra, Chief Advisor FAIMA said, “Of course this is s good step, but our concern remains the same to postpone the NEET PG Exam. Govt policy makers are not using their brain. What is the benefit of having so many gaps between exam and counseling?
Health Minister Mansukh Ji should have qualified doctors as his advisor rather people who are expert in income tax & administrative services, said FAIMA Chief
Earlier, on January 13 also, the cut-off date was extended from March 31 to June 30. The Ministry has also extended the cut-off date for BSD students to complete their internship to June 30.
In a series of tweets, the ministry said, “More than 3000 BDS students across States/UTs were not eligible for NEET MDS 2023 exam due to delayed internship. To benefit them, MoHFW has decided to extend the last date of completion of internship for eligibility to 30th June 2023”.