NEET PG 2023 Postponement: No Postponement, Says Health Minister

NEET PG 2023 Postponement: No Postponement, Says Health Minister

As the clamour for the postponement of NEET PG 2023 has gathered momentum, the Health Minister informed the Parliament today that the government has decided not to postpone the exams. The Probe had earlier reported how the Indian Medical Association had sought to postpone the exams and expressed displeasure at the government’s silence.
First Published: Feb 10,2023 05:14PM
by The Probe team


Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya categorically informed the Parliament today that the NEET PG 2023 exams will not be postponed. He was replying to a question raised by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, who asked the minister if the exams would be postponed by a few months as tens of thousands of students have been demanding a deferment.

“We have decided that students who complete their internship by August 2023 will be allowed to appear for the exams so that no university is left out of this process in the country. The exam is supposed to be held on March 5, and this was declared five months back. So, the students who want to prepare have been preparing for the exams. If I keep postponing it, we will be in such a situation that earlier it was delayed by seven or eight months. Then it was a four-month delay. Now… because of Covid, the entire channel was broken. It is important to set this right,” replied Mandaviya in the Parliament.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on February 6 had written a fresh letter to the Union Health Minister on the postponement of NEET PG 2023. In an interview with The Probe, IMA Secretary General Dr Anilkumar J Nayak said that the students’ future is at stake as the ministry was yet to resolve the issue.

To watch the interview of the Secretary-General, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Anilkumar J Nayak, on the issue of NEET PG 2023 Postponement, click here

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