The NEET PG aspirants under the Federation of All India Medical Association on Tuesday staged protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi demanding the postponement of the postgraduate medical entrance test.
The Neet PG 2023 exam is scheduled for March 5. The doctors body sought the exam to be postponed by May-June. As per the calendar issued by National Board of Examinations, the NEET PG 2023 results will be out around March 31, and the counselling process will start in July 2023.
At present with the eligibility bar for interns is 30 june and exam date on March 5, there is a large gap between the counselling and the examination date, this time could be utilised by the students to study for the examination and persue their dream subject. In this period doctors will not get any jobs as well.
“We also want to convey that this is the year where we are adjusting with the delayes of Covid Pandemic in which health care sector played a major role. Henceforth we request the government to Postpone NEET PG 2023 with immediate effect and allow maximum interns to take part in the examination system”, said Dr Manish Jangra, chief advisor of FAIMA.
The candidates are pushing an extension in the NEET PG 2023 exam by 2 to 3 weeks to reduce the gap between the result declaration and counselling process. “At present with the eligibility bar for interns is 30 june and exam date on March 5, there is a large gap between the counselling and the examination date, this time could be utilised by the students to study for the examination and persue their dream subject”, said doctor association FAIMA.
The protest was attended by Chairman FAIMA, Dr Rohan Krishnan, founder FAIMA Dr Manish Jangra, Chief Advisor, Dr. Deepak Suman , IMM Past President, Dr Rakesh Bagdi , chief advisor Dr Ganesh Meena and 50 protesting doctors as per the guidlines of delhi police.